Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Patrick Kielty escapes driving ban for speeding

Comedian Patrick Kielty has escaped a driving ban in Scotland despite being caught speeding at more than 100mph.

The 37-year-old TV star pleaded guilty to breaking the speed limit in southern Scotland last December.

He was fined £1,200 today and given six penalty points, but was not put off the roads.

Kielty said: "I think it was a fair result. To be honest with you, with the price of petrol at the moment, I was sort of half looking forward to a ban. But it was a fair enough result."

Kielty was caught by police on A75 Gretna to Stranraer road in Dumfries and Galloway. He was on his way to catch the ferry to Northern Ireland for a family visit.

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