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Gardai nab motorist driving at 198km/h on motorway in Westmeath

The driver was arrested and charged with a Dangerous Driving offence and is due to appear before Athlone District Court at a later date.
The driver was arrested

The driver was arrested

Neasa Cumiskey

A motorist was arrested after driving at an “unacceptable” speed of 198km/h in Co. Westmeath today.

Gardai were carrying out speed checks on the M6 motorway when they apprehended the driver.

Shortly before 10am this morning, officers detected a vehicle driving 78km over the motorway speed limit on the M6 at Culleenagower, Moate, near the Offaly border.

The motorist was driving at 198km/h

The motorist was driving at 198km/h

The driver was arrested and charged with a dangerous driving offence and is due to appear before Athlone District Court at a later date.

Details of the incident were shared by An Garda Síochána this afternoon on social media, where they said: “This speed is so unacceptable for other road users #pleaseslowdown”.


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