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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A Craigavon man, who drove his friend’s car which wasn’t insured, has had his licence endorsed with six penalty points.

The case of Sa Gilberto Gomes, (43), of St Johns Crescent, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Wednesday, November 17.

The court heard that on September 5 this year, the defendant was observed driving from St Johns Crescent onto the Garvaghy Road when the vehicle was stopped by officers for no insurance.

At the scene, Gomes told officers that the car was his friends and he was driving it to be repaired.

In his defence, the court was told that the defendant has insurance on his own vehicle and that he thought he would be covered to drive his friends car.

District Judge Greg McCourt imposed a £250 fine and six penalty points for the offence.

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