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Gardai clock milk lorry at 151kph

Fr Dougal on his milk float in Speed 3 (Pic: Channel 4)
Fr Dougal on his milk float in Speed 3 (Pic: Channel 4)

A milk lorry driver has been convicted of speeding after he was clocked driving at 151kph, the Sligo Champion reports.

Before the court was Kevin Curran (41) of Hillview Drive, Ballymote, charged with speeding at Ballydrehid, Ballisodare on April 17 this year.

Defence solicitor Mr Gerald McGovren said his client had moved but said the address Garda Peter McDonnell took was the old address on his licence.

He said his client drove a milk lorry and had two children in college and a third in secondary school.

“If I get five penalty points I might not get insurance on my licence,” Curran told the court.

Judge Kevin Kilraine said there was a song from years ago about “Ernie, he drove the fastest milk van in the west.”

Mr McGovern appealed to the judge not to convict his client as he had to take out a loan to put his children through college.

“I’m sorry, I can’t,” replied Judge Kilraine.

“It was 151kph in a 100kph zone, It’s bordering on dangerous driving. There’d be a case to answer for careless driving,” he told Mr McGovern.

Judge Kilraine convicted and fined Curran €100 and told him he could appeal the decision in the Circuit Court.

Sligo Champion