Car overtook police vehicle

Scales of justice

Scales of justice

A motorist said to have overtaken from a police car, and accelerated away to around 100mph for three quarters of a mile, was fined £365 at Magherafelt Magistrates Court.

Stephen Peter Hurley (29), of Beechland Drive, Magherafelt, was also given six penalty points.

A PPS lawyer said police were overtaken by the defendant’s car which continued to pull away from them until slowing down for vehicles ahead.

A defence lawyer added that while the acceleration was concerning, there was no accurate indication as to what the speed was.