Carnlough woman banned from road for dangerous driving


AN 18-year-old Carnlough woman sped off from Glenarm Forest in a Volkswagen Bora with police in pursuit but officers deemed her driving so bad on the Coast Road they were forced to pull back for the safety of the public, Ballymena Magistrates Court has heard.

Police put on lights and sirens as Shannon O’Reilly, of Drumalla Park, reached speeds of over 60mph and swerved across the road on June 14 this year.

She was not present in court as she was banned from driving for a year and given a one year conditional discharge as she was sentenced on charges of dangerous driving; failing to stop for police and and absence of insurance and a driving licence.

Defence barrister Aaron Thompson said his client got a car before getting her licence.