A LISNASKEA man who was caught speeding at 97mph has been disqualified for two weeks. 

David Joyce (45), of Trasna Way, Lisnaskea, appeared before Enniskillen Magistrate's Court on Monday, February 26. 

Joyce's solicitor said that a guilty plea was being entered to a single charge of speeding. 

A prosecutor told the court how on 8.20pm on December 7 of last year, police on mobile patrol on the Belfast Road, Maguiresbridge detected Joyce driving a car at 97mph in a 60mph zone. 

Officers stopped Joyce and cautioned him for speeding. 

Joyce's solicitor said that during the incident, Joyce was coming to the aid of a nephew and his infant child, whose car had broken down.

As the infant had medical needs, he was bringing important medical equipment to them. 

The solicitor said that Joyce was suffering from throat cancer, and as a result had to attend appointments in Altnagelvin once a month.

Attending these appointments would be problematic if he lost his licence, the solicitor said. 

The solicitor added that Joyce had passed his driving test in August, 2022, and that he had struggled to pass the theory element of the test due to literacy issues.

Having to resit this was something that the defendant was keen to avoid, the solicitor said. 

District Judge Alanna McSorley noted the "high speed" at which Joyce was travelling, but said she was prepared to give credit for his early plea of guilty, and due to his circumstances.

The judge imposed a disqualification of two weeks, along with £150 and £15 offender levy.