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Rugby star dodges speeding conviction

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
Quinn Roux outside court today
Quinn Roux outside court today

CONNACHT rugby star Quinn Roux has dodged a speeding conviction and possible penalty points after a court heard he did not receive a fixed penalty notice fine.

The 25-year-old South African lock forward who was previously on the Leinster team appeared at Dublin District Court today.

He faced a Road Traffic Act charge for exceeding the 50kph speed limit at Pembroke Road in Dublin 4 on June 30, 2014.

A Go Safe speed detection operator told the court that the car was clocked going at 68kph in the 50kph zone.

A fixed penalty notice was sent to the Volkswagen group who in turn nominated the rugby player.

Garda Sergeant Brendan Heneghan told Judge Miriam Walsh that a fine was sent out to Quinn Roux's former address in Milltown in Dublin 6. 

Garda Sgt Heneghan explained to the court that the vehicle was one of 26 which been registered to the Volkswagen group but were being used by the Leinster rugby team.

One of them had been used by Quinn Roux who later left Leinster to join Connacht and he moved address and he did not receive the fixed penalty notice.

Judge Miriam Walsh told Mr Roux she was striking out the case and he was free to go.