Caught driving without insurance

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A 36-year-old man was fined £300 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for not having insurance on March 3 last year.

Brendan Douglas, whose address was given as Beech Meadows, Waringstown, was also given six points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard he was stopped at 10.20pm on the Dunbarton Road in Gilford.

He said he had insurance but did not produce it.

A solicitor representing the defendant said that he previously had insurance but it had lapsed.

The solicitor said his client simply couldn’t afford it at the time.