Gordon D'Arcy got some good news today following the agonising defeat to the All Blacks on Sunday. He had a speeding summons dismissed at Tullamore District Court.
On April 27th, the day when Leinster beat Biarritz in the semi-final of the Amlin Challenge Cup, he was clocked driving a Honda sponsored car at 106km/h near Portarlington. That was 26km/h over the speed limit on the stretch of road.
However, as the speeding fine was sent to Honda rather than D'Arcy's home address, Judge Catherine Staines said that she could not be sure that he had received it. If someone does not pay the initial fine, they are summonsed to court and could receive double penalty points.
So despite admitting that he was driving the car at the time, he received no punishment.