Student’s insurance had been cancelled


When she was stopped while driving in Banbridge a 19-year-old woman thought she was insured but it transpired her insurance had been cancelled.

Ashleigh Toman, Hamilton Street, Lurgan, admitted the offence last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

The court heard she was stopped on April 3 at 11.30am on the Lurgan Road, Banbridge.

Toman said she was insured but it was later discovered the policy had been cancelled because she had failed to provide certain documents.

A solicitor representing the defendant said she is a student who is due to commence university in September.

She added that her client accepted she was not insured and that her mother normally dealt with any documentation. The solicitor added that the car which cost £700 had been forfeited and the defendant no longer had access to any vehicle.

District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, said in light of her financial loss he would impose a nominal fine of £75 and disqualify her from driving for three months.

He also ordered her to pay a £15 offender’s levy.