Was shocked to discover online insurance had not gone through

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When he purchased insurance on a website a 25-year-old man was shocked to discover his payment had not been processed when he was stopped by police.

Michael Haughian, Fruitvalley Road, Ballyward, was fined £200 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for driving without insurance on May 1 this year.

He was also given six points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.For failing to produce his driving licence he was fined £25.

The court heard that he was stopped on the Lurgan Road, Banbridge, and asked to produce his insurance and driving licence.

A solicitor said his client had bought the car two weeks before he was stopped. He immediately purchased new insurance.