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A man who drove at 164 kilometres per hour on the main Tralee to Killarney road is to have a speed limiter fitted to his car.

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20-year-old Tadgh Brosnan of Ahabeg Lixnaw admitted to dangerous driving at Tralee District Court.

The court heard that Gardai detected Tadgh Brosnan driving a two litre red Honda Integra at 164 kilometres per hour on the main road from Tralee to Farranfore close to the Currans flyover at 20 past 10 on the night of April 29th.

The road was very busy at the time with a lot of traffic coming to and from Killarney.

The retail and farm worker told the court that he was driving at that speed as he had got a call from a friend claiming Gardai were seizing cars in Killarney and as the car he was driving belonged to another friend he wanted to get back to Lixnaw.

Mr Brosnan, who admitted it was stupidity, now drives a Honda Civic and his insurance premium was €2,100, the court heard.

Judge James O’Connor said it was a ferocious and dangerous speed and ordered a device which limits the speed to 100 kilometres per hour be fitted to Mr Brosnan’s car within 10 days.

He also agreed to a voluntary contribution to the court poor box of €1,500 to avoid a conviction.