A HIRE car delivery man put his foot down on the A55 so that he would not be late for a judge.

But he was caught driving at 106 mph. Hassan Yalcin, 26, was a trainee manager with a rent-a-car company who was told to pick up a Seat vehicle at Holyhead port and take it to the criminal justice centre in Caernarfon, his solicitor Gareth Parry explained.

The car was being leased by a judge who wanted to leave at 6pm. but the car had to be cleaned and he was running late. Yalcin, of Mona Road in Menai Bridge, was caught breaking the 70 mph speed limit on December 18 at Treban on Anglesey, explained prosecutor Shaun Bartley-Evans at Flintshire Magistrates’ Court at Mold. Eight penalty points were placed on his licence bringing the total to nine. He was fined £308 with £85 costs and a £30 surcharge. Mr Parry said that his client was an undergraduate with an excellent work record whose parents ran a kebab shop at Menai Bridge. He was a trainee manager of a rent a car company near Bangor, he was doing very well and highly thought of. “Rather ironically, he was asked to collect a car from Holyhead port and take it to Caernarfon to the Criminal Justice Centre,” he said. The sitting judge had rented a vehicle and wanted to leave at 6pm. His client had to pick it up, ensure it was in a good condition to re-hire and deliver it to the judge. Unfortunately it was rather dirty and had to be cleaned – which made him late. He thought it important to get there on time,” said Mr Parry. He was not used to the eight seater vehicle and would be in a very difficult position work wise if disqualified.