Penalty points and fines for motoring offences

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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A Portadown woman has been warned “you must report these convictions to your insurance company” after pleading guilty to numerous motoring offences.

The case of Simona Bobkovica, (30), of Mourneview Street, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Wednesday, November 17.

The court heard that on May 7 this year, the defendant’s vehicle was parked at an address after police detected it on Trasna Way, Lurgan.

Police spoke to Bobkovica who confirmed ownership of the vehicle and she was behind the wheel on the day in question.

Checks showed the defendant only held a provisional licence, she was unaccompanied and no L plates on display.

Police contacted the insurer who stated Bobkovica used a European driving licence to obtain a valid policy but never would have granted it if she didn’t hold a full licence.

Representing herself with the aid of a translator, Bobkovica stated she previously held a full European driving licence but didn’t transfer it across on her move to Northern Ireland.

District Judge Greg McCourt imposed a £100 fine for false declaration to obtain certificate of insurance, a £150 fine and six penalty points for no insurance and £40 fines for not displaying L plates and being an unaccompanied L driver.

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