Partners each receive six penalty points

Partners each receive six penalty points

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A Tandragee woman, who let her partner drive a vehicle without insurance, has had her licence endorsed with six penalty points.

Sharon Beattie, (33), of Woodview Park, pleaded guilty to permitting no insurance when her case was heard at Craigavon Courthouse on Wednesday, September 22.

The court heard on June 4 this year, mobile patrol officers on Steps Road, Magheralin, detected Beattie’s partner Neil Crawford (35), of the same address, driving the vehicle with Beattie in the passenger seat.

After being questioned by officers, Beattie explained that she recently bought the vehicle and had made attempts to transfer the insurance across.

However, later that afternoon, Beattie attended Banbridge Police Station and provided insurance documents but the policy started after the pair were detected by officers.

Crawford pleaded guilty to a charge of driving without insurance.

In their defence, the court was told that Beattie tried to transfer details across using an app but this wasn’t done correctly but that they pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

Deputy District Judge Laura Ievers imposed a fine of £250 and six penalty points for each of the two defendants.

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