Banned from driving for six months

The justice system
The justice system

A 36-year-old man was banned from driving for six months last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for not having insurance on October 13 last year.

Martin Ward, Legahory, Craigavon, was also fined £250 for the offence.

As well he was fined £100 and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy for not having a driving licence.

The court heard he was stopped while driving on the Lake Road in Craigavon and asked to produce his driving documents.

His licence was invalid and he had no certificate of insurance.

Ward had a previous conviction for driving without insurance in 2005.

Mr Conor Downey, representing the defendant, said Ward’s licence had expired in 2014 and he appreciated he was going to be disqualified.