Although he had ample time to stop a 27-year-old man speeded up and drove through a red light in Lurgan.
Robbert Martin, whose address was given as Mount Street, Dromore, was fined £150 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for breach of a traffic sign on April 17 this year.
He was also given three points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.
The court was told that a police mobile patrol was travelling in High Street, Lurgan in the direction of Craigavon.
As they approached a traffic light it changed from amber to red.
A car which was 15 metres back sped up and drove through the red light although it had ample time to stop.
District Judge, Mrs Bernie Kelly, recorded a conviction. She said that the defendant had written to the court saying that he thought he had time to get through the yellow light.