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A Tralee court has heard how a teenager drove at 140 kilometres per hour while racing another car on a narrow road.

19-year-old Kieran Daly of Meenkilly, Abbeyfeale appeared before Tralee District Court on a single charge of dangerous driving.

The court heard that GardaI came across the accused at 10 to 11 on the night of 28th of April this year at Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, when they noticed two cars driving off together near Headley’s Bridge.

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The accused drove his 2 litre Lexus car at speeds of up to 140 kilometres per hour while racing the other car before overtaking on a continuous white line on a bend.


His girlfriend was in the car at the time.


The court was told Mr Daly’s insurance premium prior to the incident was €2,800 and he has since disposed of the car.


Mr Daly, who works part time with an agricultural contractor, admitted he knew the driver of the other car.


Judge James O’Connor said boy racing has to stop adding that people can be killed or paralysed.


He remanded the accused on continuing bail to October 26th next at Tralee District Court.


Mr Daly agreed to make a voluntary contribution to the court poor box of €1,500 to avoid a conviction.