Dromore man fined for driving through a red light in Lurgan

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Although he had ample time to stop a 27-year-old man speeded up and drove through a red light in Lurgan.

Robbert Martin, whose address was given as Mount Street, Dromore, was fined £150 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for breach of a traffic sign on April 17 this year.

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

The court was told that a police mobile patrol was travelling in High Street, Lurgan in the direction of Craigavon.

As they approached a traffic light it changed from amber to red.

A car which was 15 metres back sped up and drove through the red light although it had ample time to stop.

District Judge, Mrs Bernie Kelly, recorded a conviction. She said that the defendant had written to the court saying that he thought he had time to get through the yellow light.