Passenger hit by a punch

AFTER someone started throwing punches at a passenger in his car a Lurgan man reversed into a car as he left the scene, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

Twenty three year old Jeffrey Kelly, of Brookehill Road, Lurgan, was fined £100 and banned from driving for five months for failing to report an accident on September 11 last year.

He was also fined £100, with a concurrent five month ban, for failing to stop and fined £50, with a three month ban, for driving without due care and attention.

As well he was ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard that a motorist reported a hit and run road traffic collision in Jervis Street in Portadown. There was damage to the front of the vehicle.

The injured party said that he vehicle parked in front had reversed and collided with him before driving off.

When the defendant was contacted he initially denied being there but later admitted he was present but because of circumstances he made off and did not report the accident.

A barrister for Kelly said that a black car pulled up alongside his car.

A man got out and started throwing punches at his front seat passenger. The defendant reversed into the car before making off.