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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A motorist, “who took a chance” by picking up her child with no insurance or driving licence, has been banned from the roads for six roads.

The case of Brenda Margaret McClean, (34), of Enniskeen, Craigavon, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Wednesday, November 17.

The court heard that on August 11 this year, the defendant was spotted driving on Drumgor Road West, Craigavon, with subsequent checks showing the driver had no valid insurance or licence.

In her defence, the court was told that McClean took a chance to pick up her child who was unwell at school.

District Judge Greg McCourt imposed a £250 fine and a six month disqualification for no insurance, as well as a £30 fine for no driving licence and a six month disqualification.

The periods of disqualification are to run concurrently.

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