Police Chief blasts driver recorded speeding at 127mph as 'disgraceful' - adding 'I wonder what the Judge will think of the excuse he offered?'

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Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin has commented on social media about the frightening speed recorded by a driver this morning in Co Antrim.

Initially in a Tweet @PSNI Road Policing said: "RPU (Road Protection Unit) officers detected this speed near Randalstown this morning.

"The drivers excuse was they were late for Vertigo.

"Should have left earlier."

A short time later Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin Tweeted: "This is a disgraceful speed.

"@PoliceServiceNI officers detected someone driving at today. 127MPH!

Image of speed detected today by PSNI

Image of speed detected today by PSNI

"This driver risked his own life, any passengers he had, & also posed a real risk to the lives of other road users.

"I wonder what the Judge will think of the excuse he offered?"