Kildare Gardaí caught motorist driving at "one of the highest speeds" they ever encountered 5 years ago

Kildare Gardaí caught motorist driving at "one of the highest speeds" they ever encountered

Shocking stuff.

Details of one of "the highest speeds ever" come across by the Naas Traffic Corps have emerged on the Garda Síochána Facebook page.

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Spotted on JOE.ie, the driver was doing a speed of 208 KMPH in a 120 km zone during wet conditions with plenty of traffic.

The incident occurred on the M7 motorway between Monasterevin & Kildare in January and as a Fixed Charge Penalty Notice was not sufficient for this offence, the driver in question was brought to court.

The outcome of this was that the 21-year-old motorist will serve three months in prison in addition to paying a fine of €1000.

He has also been disqualified from driving for four years and will be required to retake his driving test after this period.

A reminder to all to be careful on our roads.