Man "caught driving at 111mph in 30 zone on Anglesey," court is told


Staff reporter (NW Chronicle)

A GWYNEDD man has allegedly been caught driving at 111 mph in a 30 mph area in his Porsche.

Sean Matthew O’Grady, aged 24, of Caeathro near Caernarfon, is charged with dangerous driving based on speed alone.

Flintshire magistrates court sent his case to be dealt with at the crown court.
O’Grady is charged with dangerous driving on the A5 at Menai Bridge on Anglesey at about 2 pm on December 1.

He pleaded not guilty when he appeared at Flintshire magistrates’ court in Mold.

The defendant also faces two speeding offences – driving at 111 mph in a 30 mph at Menai Bridge and breaking the 60 mph national speed limit outside the town boundary.

He did not enter pleas to those charges at this stage.

The prosecution allege that a prolaser check showed that he was driving at 111 mph at Menai Bridge and that a VASCAR speed check showed that he was driving at 111.74 mph, when he was said to be overtaking two vehicles ahead.

Tracy Willingham, prosecuting, said O’Grady had two passengers in the vehicle at the time.

She and defence barrister Dafydd Roberts suggested that the matter was suitable for summary trial in the magistrates’ court.

But magistrates said that if convicted their powers would be insufficient for such a grossly excessive speed and said it should be dealt with in the crown court.

O’Grady was placed on conditional bail to appear at a preliminary hearing at Caernarfon crown court on Monday, March 24.


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