Man was not insured to drive car he was taking to be scrapped

Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.
Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.
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A Donaghcloney man who was not insured to drive a car he was taking to be scrapped was banned from driving for two months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Gavin Treanor (34), Main Street, Donaghcloney, was also fined £200 for driving without insurance on July 2 this year and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

As well he was fined £100 for not having a licence and £200 for taking a vehicle without the consent of the owner. Concurrent two month bans were also imposed for both offences.

The court heard that police received a report suggesting someone may have been driving without having insurance in Donaghcloney.

They found the car parked on Main Street and Treanor admitted he was driving and had no insurance. He did not have the consent of the owner and he was taking the vehicle to be scrapped.

Mr Conor Downey, representing Treanor, said the owner of the vehicle was planning to scrap the car. He explained that a relative of the owner took it upon herself to ask Treanor to take it to have the car scrapped. That has been done.