‘R’ driver was travelling at high speed


When police saw a car go through a red light on the Northway in Portadown they had to travel at speeds of up to 90mph to catch up with the vehicle.

Anthony Alwyn Mulholland (21), Parkside, Portadown, was fined £75 when his case was heard last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for excess speed on August 7 this year.

He was also given three points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

For breach of a traffic sign he was also fined a further £100.

The court heard that a police patrol at a junction on the Northway at 2.27am saw a vehicle travel through when a red light was showing.

The officers then had to drive at speeds of up to 90mph per hour to catch up with the vehicle.

Mulholland said that he believed he had been doing 65mph to 70mph and the light had been green.

A solicitor representing Mulholland told the court that his client was still a restricted driver.

District Judge, Mrs Bernie Kelly, told the defendant he should watch his speed in the future.