Young dad ‘speeding to get nappies’

A DERRYLIN man who was travelling at a ‘dangerous speed’ has been fined.
Wayne Crozier (28) of Cackinish Road, Derrylin appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court charged with driving with excess speed. 
On October 30th 2018, police were carrying out a speed check on the Dublin Road, Enniskillen when they caught Crozier travelling at 61mph in a 30 mile per hour zone. 
At the scene, the defendant told police that his wife had just had a baby, and they needed nappies, but accepted that there was no reason for the speed he was travelling. 
Defence solicitor Gary Black explained that the defendant was travelling on the road where the layout of the road had changed around two years ago. 
He added that there is two lanes, and his client was the third vehicle in the right hand lane, and increased his speed to get in front of the vehicle in the left hand lane. 
Mr black explained that Crozier works for a skip service company and is a father of two young children and is the only driver in the household so the loss of his licence would have a significant impact. 
District Judge Michael Ranaghan said that it was a dangerous speed, but took into consideration the circumstances which led to the excess speed before giving him five penalty points and fining him £150.

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