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Motorist clocked driving at 127mph

By Cate McCurry

Published 19/04/2016

A young driver has been clocked speeding at 127mph on a Northern Ireland motorway, and performed a dangerous high-speed undertaking manoeuvre before police were able to catch him
A young driver has been clocked speeding at 127mph on a Northern Ireland motorway, and performed a dangerous high-speed undertaking manoeuvre before police were able to catch him

A young driver has been clocked speeding at 127mph on a Northern Ireland motorway, and performed a dangerous high-speed undertaking manoeuvre before police were able to catch him.

The 21-year-old was stopped on the M2 near Antrim on Saturday.

A PSNI spokesman confirmed that he has been reported to the Public Prosecution Service for excess speed and dangerous driving.

Adrian Cochrane-Watson, an Ulster Unionist representative for the area, said that excessive speeding is "reckless".

"It's not only a danger to the driver's life but to other road users too," he said.

"We all know or know of someone that has been killed or seriously injured on the roads. It is unbelievable that someone would be stupid enough to undertake at those types of speeds on the motorway. Thankfully he has been apprehended and I welcome actions being taken against him.

"I recently attended an event in a school where a young man who was left in a wheelchair for the rest of his life after a serious accident spoke to the students.

"I can only hope that message reached the young people attending. There's nothing cool about high speeds."

A PSNI spokesperson said: "On Saturday, April 16 officers detected a 21-year-old driver doing 127mph on the M2 near Antrim. Prior to being stopped he performed a high-speed undertake.

"He's been reported for excess speed and dangerous driving."

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