South Scotland

Footballer Garry O'Connor fined over speeding

Former Hibs and Scotland striker Garry O'Connor has been fined after driving at 100mph on the A74(M) in southern Scotland in May last year.

A warrant for his arrest had been issued after he failed to appear for trial at Annan JP Court last month.

O'Connor, 29, of Gullane, admitted the offence at Dumfries JP Court.

He was fined £450 on the speeding charge and had five penalty points endorsed on his licence. He was fined a further £300 for his failure to appear.

He had initially denied the charge but changed his plea.

The court heard how O'Connor had been heading south to Birmingham when he was booked near Lockerbie.

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