A 28-YEAR-OLD man caught speeding as he worked as a pizza delivery driver in Enniskillen has been warned that he faces losing his licence - and his job - if he repeats the offence.

Kieran Maguire, of Mullaghmore Drive, Omagh, pleaded guilty to driving at excess speed in a 30mph zone on August 9, 2017.

Fermanagh Magistrates Court heard that, at 4pm on August 9, police recorded the defendant driving at 48mph along Factory Road, Enniskillen.

At the time of the offence, he had nine live penalty points on his licence, the court heard.

Defending solicitor, Bernard Corrigan, told the court that his client was employed by an Enniskillen-based pizza outlet and had been driving a work van when the incident occurred.

The solicitor claimed that Maguire’s speed had “crept up on him”.

Looking at the defendant’s record, district judge, Nigel Broderick, observed: “For someone whose licence is so crucial to his employment, he takes a lot of risks.”

The judge read a letter from his employer, which stated that Maguire was a valued member of the team but would be dismissed if he lost his licence.

While Mr. Broderick told the defendant this was being taken into consideration, he added that the court would “not do it twice”.

The judge imposed a fine of £400, a £15 offender levy and disqualified him from driving for six weeks.

However, Mr. Broderick warned him that the other points still remained on the licence and he would not get the benefit of the court’s discretion the next time.