Conor McGregor Was Fined 1000 Euro And Won’t Be Able To Drive During The Next Six Months!
Conor McGregor’s actions usually become a hot topic overnight. This time, the Irishman is banned from driving due to a speeding ticket! He received 1000 euro penalty, and won’t be able to drive for the next six months!
“The Notorious” has already had 12 previous motoring convictions. The list of his “achievements” includes speeding, parking on double yellow lines, contravening a traffic sign, and a lot more.
Speedy Conor McGregor was caught while he was driving 154 kph (97 miles) in a 100 kph (60 miles) zone when he was stopped in his Range Rover near Dublin last year. The former two-division champion appeared at Naas Courtside around 1.45 PM. He wore a blue and gray suit, white shirt, and a blue tie. McGregor stood behind his solicitor Graham Kenny. Judge Zaidan was the man who dealt with his case.
Garda Sgt Michael Keevans stopped The Notorious for the traffic violation. He said Conor’s behavior was fine. (h/t www.independent.ie)
“During the course of my dealings with him I found him to be polite and he also apologized for the offense,” Sgt Keevans said.
Sgt Keevans continued.
“I spoke to him for about five minutes, I advised him to drive slower. He just said ‘I’m sorry’, that’s all,” Sgt Keevans told the court.
The solicitor was authorized to apologize. Yet, the judge claimed the offender was the one who should do that.
“Of course I apologise,” McGregor said from the body of the court.
“Take the oath please,” Judge Zaidan said and McGregor initially said “what?” before getting into the witness box and being sworn in.
And then, the moment of truth for the richest UFC fighter in the planet!
“I think you understand the seriousness of the offense that is before the court,” MR. KENNY said. “Is there anything you would like to express to the court?”
The former two-division champion offered an apology. He also claimed he was unaware of his speed.
“There’s a lot there, isn’t there?” McGregor said, referring to the previous convictions that were “going back”.
“I apologize, I didn’t know I was going that fast,” he said. “As the man said, I was polite, I apologized.”
When asked why he didn’t pay the fixed-price penalty, Conor McGregor answered shortly.
“I passed it on to be paid.”
Mr. Kenny claimed Conor planned to pay the penalty and blamed administrative error for everything.
Conor was also caught speeding one year prior. He was obviously in a big hurry since the speedometer stopped at 158 kph! Judge Zaidan added the court was disappointed by Conor’s new set of actions. He scolded McGregor.
“The speed here is at the high end,” he said and “obviously the higher the speed the greater the risk.”
“Speed kills and that is what makes speed dangerous,” Judge Zaidan said. “When speeding goes wrong, the consequences are catastrophic and lives change, there’s no question about it. Sadly we have lost more lives on our roads because of excessive speed, dangerous speeding and other bad behaviour on our roads and that is more so than as a result of violence.”
The judge also stated that Conor’s apology “was sincere”. Considering his behavior and profile, judge Zaidan concluded negative publicity would be a huge punishment by itself.
In the end, “lucky” Conor was charged for a minor offense.
“He is fortunate he was not charged with a far more serious road traffic allegation of careless driving or dangerous driving,” Judge Zaidan said.
Judge ordered Conor to pay one thousand euro fine during the next six months. But due to “the seriousness of his offense”, the judge issued him a six-month driving ban too!
“Thank you your honor,” McGregor said as he walked out of the courtroom, before being ushered into a consultation room to speak to his solicitor.
Conor McGregor took part in post-fight UFC 229 incident with Khabib Nurmagomedov. NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) hearing is set for December 10th. Let’s see will he slip through with a minor offense again!
For now, Conor McGregor remains focused on his new best friend, Proper No.12 whiskey, which breaks records over and over! Well, At least Dana White supports him!