Gave false name when he was stopped by police

When he was stopped driving someone else's car a 41-year-old man gave a false name to police, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.

Friday, 25th March 2016, 3:53 pm
The dispute has led to a backlog of 800 cases at the Crown Court

Neil Alexander Fullerton, whose address was given to the court as Portmore Street, Portadown, was fined £300 for driving without insurance on January 16 this year.

He was also given eight points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

For not having a licence he was fined £100 and given three points and he was fined £100 for obstructing a constable.

The court heard that police stopped a car containing two people on the Dungannon Road, Ballynarry.

The driver gave a name which later turned out to be false and the passenger said his name was Dean Martin.

Inquiries revealed there was no insurance in place for the name Fullerton had given to police and in custody the driver was identified as the defendant.

Fullerton admitted he had no licence and that the vehicle belonged to the other person.

A solicitor representing Fullerton said that his client never had a licence.

He explained that the car belonged to Martin and they were going to sell the vehicle so Martin asked Fullerton to drive.

The solicitor said that when he was stopped Fullerton had no licence so that was why he gave the false name.