Northern Irish musician Duke Special has been convicted of careless driving for travelling home from a show at more than 100 miles per hour (170 kilometres per hour).

The singer/songwriter, real name Peter Wilson, was charged with dangerous driving in connection with an incident in August (12) when police officers caught him speeding down a highway in County Louth, Ireland.

Wilson, 42, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of careless driving and was handed a fine during a hearing at Dundalk District Court on Wednesday (09Jan13).

Judge Flann Brennan warned the star he faces a driving ban if he is caught speeding again.