Took a chance to drive to top up his electricity

The justice system
The justice system

When he needed to top up his electricity a 20-year-old man took a chance to drive even though he was not insured.

Ryan Steele, whose address was given as Kilnhill Road, Ballyward, was fined £200 for the offence last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

He was also banned from driving for three months and he was also ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

A £40 fine was imposed for a defective tyre and he was fined £25 for not displaying ‘L’ plates.

The court heard the offences came to light when he was stopped on the Dromara Road, Castlewellan.

A barrister representing the defendant said his client was a provisional licence holder.

He explained that Steele had taken a chance after his electricity ran out and he went to get it charged up.