Celtic star McGeady caught speeding

Police officers caught Celtic footballer Aiden McGeady driving at nearly twice the legal speed limit.

The Justice of the Peace Court in Glasgow heard that the winger was driving his Audi Q7 4x4 at 54mph in a 30mph area in February 2009.

The 24-year-old had four penalty points placed on his licence and was hit with a £400 fine.

McGeady denied the offence, which police say occurred on the city's Carmunnock Road on February 15. However after deliberation the charge was upheld by Justice of the Peace Eunice Paton after a trial which lasted four days.

The footballer was caught by Inspector Kenneth Welsh and his colleague PC Alexander Smith, of Strathclyde Police's road policing unit, who noticed the speeding car at 3.30pm as they monitored traffic on the side of the road.

They pulled the car over and the driver identified himself.

They had pointed a handheld Unipar SL700 machine at the car, which gave the car's speed as 54 mph.

McGeady's lawyer, Terry Gallanagh, argued that the police had not corroborated McGeady's identity, or proved that the alleged offence happened on a restricted road.

He also questioned the procedures used to assess whether the Unipar SL700 was fit for use.

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