Asked someone else to drive as she was ill

When she felt unwell on her way home a 36-year-old woman asked someone else to drive but it transpired he was not insured.

Friday, 5th August 2016, 7:19 am

Melanie McKinney (36), Rockfield Court, Magheralin, was given six points last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for permitting no insurance on April 28 this year.

She was also given a conditional discharge for six months.

The court heard that police stopped a car at Scarva Road, Banbridge, it was being driven by a male. The defendant who owned the car was a passenger.

She told police she had not been feeling well and had allowed him to drive.

Mr Gabriel Ingram, representing the defendant, said she had been coming from the doctor’s and had not felt well so her friend took over. She had been driving for 11 years with no record.

Deputy District Judge, Laura Ievers, said she would take into account what was said on behalf of the defendant.