A Lamborgini driver allegedly caught driving at 217 km per hour on a stretch of the N17 in Co. Mayo told the garda who arrested him "I am sorry. I got caught up in the moment".
James Wall, with an address at Sullom New Road, Little London, Talley, U.K. appeared before Judge Fiona Lydon at Castlebar District Court on a charge of dangerous driving at Castlegar, Claremorris, on Saturday last.
Mr. Wall was a participant in the 2023 Cannonball charity run.
Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was given in court by Garda John Barrett of the Mayo Roads Policing Unit.
Garda Barrett gave evidence that after arresting the accused for dangerous and cautioning him he apologised and made the aforementioned comment.
Garda Barrett said he brought the accused to Claremorris Garda Station where he made no reply after caution
The accused was released after payment of €500 bail.
Judge Lydon set October 17 as the date for the full trial hearing.