A MOTORIST who was clocked driving at more than double the speed limit told Gardai they were ‘in a rush for a Big Mac’.
Garda officers in Naas stopped the car after finding it was travelling at an astonishing 107km/h in a built-up area with a 50km/h speed limit
Incredibly, it subsequently emerged during the course of a conversation with the driver that they were in a rush to get to McDonald’s to buy some food.
More specifically, they were in a rush to get their hands on a Big Mac.
It was not confirmed as to whether they intended to make it a meal with the additional purchase of fries and drink.
In any case, the Garda were not 'lovin' it' and soon neither was the careless motorist with officers arresting him at the scene for his dangerous driving.
A court date will follow for the reckless driver. Next time, they may want to consider ordering in a takeaway.
We’re not loving this!
Naas Roads Policing Unit carrying out a speed check last night detected this car speeding at 107km in a built up area with a 50km speed limit.
Driver said they were in a rush for a Big Mac.
Driver arrested, court to follow. #SlowDown pic.twitter.com/HRiDUF2Rbt
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) March 7, 2021
A Garda spokesperson confirmed the sorry details of the arrest.
They said: “We’re not loving this!
“Naas Roads Policing Unit carrying out a speed check last night detected this car speeding at 107km in a built-up area with a 50km speed limit.
“Driver said they were in a rush for a Big Mac. Driver arrested, court to follow.”
The message is simple: slow down. And avoid junk food. It's bad for you. In more ways that you think.