Road traffic Gardaí were so surprised by a speed clocked by a motorist in Carlow that they said it, “beggared belief”.
The car driver was caught driving at almost 100km/h over the speed limit.
Instead of adhering to the 120km/h speed limit the car whizzed past a garda speed check at the lightning speed of 212km/h.
The incident happened on the M9 motorway which links the south-east of the country to Dublin.
A photo shared on the official An Garda Síochána Twitter account this morning shows the clocked speed.
This one beggar's belief. Speed check on M9 motorway yesterday detected a driver travelling at 212km/h in a 120km/h zone.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, was charged and is to appear before Carlow District Court in two weeks time, on April 17.
Carlow RPU: ‘This One Beggars Belief’— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) April 5, 2019
Speed check on M9 motorway y/day detected a driver
travelling at 212km/h IN 120km/h zone. Driver arrested on suspicion of
dangerous driving and charged to appear before Carlow District Court on the 17th April.#slowdown pic.twitter.com/HVSYhzrLc5
Gardaí pleaded with motorists to slow down. Many Twitter users responded with one saying, “There are cars in Mondello that can’t go that fast”.
Another added: “In old money that’s 132MPH. That’s absolute madness. That’s absolute madness. I hope the judge throws the book at him.”
Gardaí would not confirm whether the driver of the car was male or female.