A 25-year-old man who braked hard before turning into a driveway was given five points last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for driving without due care and attention.
Ethan Cardwell, Summerhill, Banbridge, was also fined £75 and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.
For not wearing a seat belt he was fined £75 with three points.
The court heard that on December 30 last year at 10am police in Church Square, Banbridge, saw the defendant in a car.
As they drew level with him at the lights they noticed he was not wearing a seat belt.
He moved off at speed on the Dromore Road before braking hard and taking a sharp left into a property.
When spoken to Cardwell asked if this was because he didn’t signal adding that he was only out of bed and there was fuse in his indicator.
A barrister representing the defendant said he had never come to police attention before.