NI football star fined for speeding
Published 28/10/2008 | 10:04
Northern Ireland footballer Kyle Lafferty has fallen foul of the law and will have to pay the penalty in line with his professional footballer’s wages.
The 21-year-old, who plays his club football for Glasgow Rangers, was detected driving his Audi Q7 at 57mph within a 40mph speed limit in the village of Lisnarick, on the road between Enniskillen and his home town of Kesh, in Co Fermanagh.
The case would normally have been dealt with by way of a £60 fixed penalty ticket but due to a mix-up over Lafferty’s driving licence the case went to Fermanagh Magistrates Court where District Judge Liam McNally explained yesterday that he had to take into account the professional footballer’s income when imposing a fine of £250.
The soccer player will also have three penalty points added to his driving licence.
Lafferty was not in attendance but admitted the offence through his solicitor Aubrey Murray, who described him as a young man from a good family background who was embarrassed to find himself in court.
He added that the international soccer player did a lot of work for the community, particularly young people.