September 17, 2021

Ice, vice, crazy! Speeding motorist clocked doing 173kph in freezing fog on Dublin-Waterford motorway

A motorist who emerged from the freezing fog doing 173kph on the Dublin to Waterford motoriway got a nasty shock when he was chased down by the gardai.

Thomastown Roads Policing Unit were out on the M9 Motorway near Paulstown just after 9am on Sunday, when a car whizzed passed doing 173kph on the icy roads.

Temperatures at the time were still below zero when the motorist was clocked speeding almost 60kph over the speed limit.

Gardai chased down the motorist and he was hit with three penalty points and a fine.

A Garda spokesperson said: “It is the responsibility of all drivers to drive within the speed limit while also being conscious of prevailing road conditions and reducing your speed appropriately.

“Expect the unexpected. Let’s slow down and everyone arrive alive.”

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