Caught out after he hit parked car

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After he was involved in an accident it was discovered that a 23-year-old man was not insured to drive the vehicle he was in, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

Patryk Rosiak, Fullerton Park, Banbridge, was fined £200 and banned for six months for not having insurance on November 19 last year.

He was also fined £25 and banned for one month for not having a licence.

The court heard that an accident happened at High Street, Gilford, when the defendant collided with a parked car.

He had purchased the vehicle from a friend and did not have insurance.

A solicitor representing Rosiak said he had purchased the vehicle from a friend in Lurgan and was driving it home.

He explained that he intended to use it in the south and should not have been driving in this jurisdiction. He had a previous conviction for a similar offence in 2012.