Six month ban for careless driver who caused collision


While turning right a 23-year-old man caused a collision with an oncoming vehicle which in turn struck a parked car.

Jakub Mlynek, Thomas Street, Portadown, was banned from driving for six months last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

He was also fined £90 for not having a licence, £100 for driving without due care and attention and £250, with a £15 offender’s levy for not having insurance.

For not having a vehicle test certificate he was fined £75 and fines of £30 were imposed on each of two charges of having a defective tyre.

The court heard that on January 6 this year a road traffic collision took place at the junction of the Gilford Road and Deans Road.

Mlynek had been driving from the Lurgan direction, intending to turn right into Deans Road. He collided with an oncoming car which went into the front of a stationary car.

The defendant admitted at the scene that he did not have a licence or insurance and the test certificate had expired. There were two defective tyres on the vehicle.

Mr Pat Vernon, representing the defendant, said there had been another car in front of the defendant which turned right and his client followed it so he did not see the oncoming car. He thought the road was clear.