Clonmore driver caught speeding on way to pick child up from school

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A CLONMORE man who was clocked at twice the speed limit, was rushing to collect a child from school, Dungannon Magistrates Court has heard.

A lawyer for Gerard Martin McKeown, 56, from Clonmore Road, entered a plea of guilty to the charge of excess speed when the case was listed at Dungannon Magistrates Court.

Police detected McKeown at a speed of 63mph on the Trewmount Road, Killyman, on April 29.

McKeown told police: “I’m sorry. I was lifting a child from school at ten past.” He was fined £200 with four penalty points.