Banned from the roads for six months

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A 41-year-old man who took a chance to drive without having insurance was banned from the roads for six months last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

Miroslaw Bednarski, Glenveagh, Hilltown, was also fined £350 for not having insurance on November 14 last year.

He was fined £50 for not having a vehicle test certificate and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard that a police patrol saw a car being driven from Caddells Lane to Downpatrick Street, Rathfriland.

Checks revealed there was no insurance or a test certificate in place.

Police followed the vehicle and spoke to the defendant who was driving.

He admitted the offences.

Through an interpreter in court Bednarski apologised for his behaviour.

He explained that he usually got a lift but was doing overtime and used the car just on this occasion to get to work.