Six month ban for bumping car in front

Six month ban for bumping car in front

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A motorist, who bumped a car in front of her and then left the scene, has been banned from the roads for a total of six months.

The case of Amy Teresa Millar, (22), of Larkfield Meadows, Craigavon, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Wednesday, June 8.

The court heard that on December 31 last year, police received a report advising from the injured party that he had been involved in a hit-and-run on the North Way in Craigavon.

He advised police that he had been sitting stationary at the junction with Highfield Junction when waiting for the red light to turn green. At this stage, he felt a bump to the rear of the vehicle and he gave details of a black car who was behind him.

He got out of the vehicle and spoke to the passenger who also got out and was claiming the injured party had actually driven into them.

The driver spoke for the first time saying they can’t wait for the police to arrive after the complainant made reference to the point that he was for contacting them about the incident.

The injured party reported that the vehicle manoeuvred out by his vehicle while he remained at the scene to call police.

Officers patrolled the area and were unable to locate the car, however, systems showed that the last registered owner was the defendant.

Police called to this address but there was no vehicle and similarly on January 2 this year, police called out again and a calling card was left.

On January 7, police made contact with the defendant and called out to her address with the black vehicle present. Officers noticed several small paint chippings on photographs on the front bumper and during interview, Millar made full admissions.

In her defence, the court was told that the defendant made full admissions and accepted there was a collision. In relation to her failing to remain at the scene, it was explained that Millar has had difficulties with her health and she panicked after the incident took place.

The solicitor added that his client apologises for her conduct and standard of driving on the day in question.

District Judge Bernie Kelly imposed a £150 fine for failing to report at a damage only accident, a £150 fine for failing to remain at a damage only accident and a £75 fine for driving without due care and attention.

Millar was also disqualified from driving for six months.

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