‘There’s no excuse for it’

Judge's court wig and hammer or gavel
Judge's court wig and hammer or gavel

On the tot-up points system a 36-year-old man was banned from driving for six months last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

Darren Michael Desmond Boyle, Camlough Park, Bessbrook, admitted driving without insurance on March 1 this year.

For this he was fined £200, ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy and given six points.

With six points already on his licence he was disqualified on the tot up system for six months.

He was also fined £25 for not having a vehicle test certificate.

The court heard the offences came to light when he was stopped at 2.20pm on the A1 dual carriageway at Loughbrickland.

When cautioned he said: “There’s no excuse for it.”

A barrister asked the court to keep the ban to six months.