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Cliftonville star David McDaid given eight-week driving ban

By Eamonn MacDermott

Cliftonville striker David McDaid has been disqualified from driving after driving through a red light last December 29.

McDaid (24), from The Meadows in Londonderry, was banned for eight weeks for accumulating 12 penalty points inside a three-year period.

The semi-professional footballer had been charged with breaching a traffic signal by going through a red light.

A defence barrister told the court that his client already had nine penalty points on his licence.

He said that his car was essential to the footballer for travelling to matches in north Belfast.

District Judge Barney McElholm said that he could not take McDaid's profession into account but could consider the fact that some of the points had almost expired when this offence occurred.

He disqualified McDaid for eight weeks and added that "unfortunately this took him up to the end of the season".

McDaid was also fined £100 for the offence.

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