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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter


A Lurgan man, who was “unaware” that his insurance policy had lapsed, has had his licence endorsed with six penalty points.

The case of Charles Harte, (33), of Brownlow Terrace, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Wednesday, October 20.

The court heard that on November 3, 2018, officers detected Harte driving on North Street, Lurgan.

Subsequent checks revealed that the defendant had no valid insurance or test certificate, before telling officers at the scene that he was “unaware” his policy had finished.

In his defence, the court was told that the offence was almost three years ago and that he has got himself into full-time employment.

Deputy District Judge Laura Ievers imposed a £200 fine and six penalty points for no insurance, as well as a £75 fine for no vehicle test certificate.

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