A1 speeder had no'¨licence

When a 27-year-old man was caught speeding on the A1 it was also discovered that his driving licence had expired, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 4:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 4:45 pm

Desmond Noble, Chinauley Park, Banbridge, admitted excess speed and not having a licence on July 10 last year. For each of the two offences he was fined £100 and given five points. He was also ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard police were travelling southbound on the A1 when they were overtaken by a car doing 80mph in a 60mph zone.

Noble was offered a fixed penalty but he could not take it up because his licence had expired in April 2016. His solicitor said he had simply forgotten to renew his licence.