TV Presenter Patrick Kielty escaped a driving ban for speeding, the BBC News website reports. Mr. Kielty pled guilty to driving at a speed of 101mph in southern Scotland last December. Instead, he was fined £1,200 and given six penalty points by Sheriff Thomas Millar at Stranraer Sheriff Court.
According to the BBC, on leaving court, he joked “To be honest with you, with the price of petrol at the moment, I was sort of half looking forward to a ban.”
His lawyer had argued that Mr Kielty’s involvement in charity events would suffer if he was disqualified from driving.