Car in ‘dangerous condition’


A Lurgan man who drove a car in a dangerous condition would have found it cheaper to have used a low loader, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.

Joseph Canavan (20), Drumlin Drive, Lurgan, admitted driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition on November 7 last year.

He was fined £150, ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy, and given three points.

The court heard that at just after 9am a police mobile patrol in Lurgan saw a car being driven on the Old Portadown Road.

There were no front lights and no plates on the car.

Deputy District Judge, Mr Neil Rafferty, suggested the defendant decided to drive it rather than use a low loader.

A solicitor representing Canavan said the back lights were working and the car has been disassembled.

Judge Rafferty said it would have been cheaper to go with the low loader.