Car did not have a test certificate

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When he borrowed a friend’s car a Portadown man did not realise the vehicle test certificate had expired.

John Gabriel McNeice (48), Derrygavad Road, was fined £75 last Friday at Craigavon Court for driving without a certificate.

The court heard McNeice was stopped while driving the car on the Dungannon Road, on June 29 and it transpired it did not have a valid vehicle test certificate. He said he had borrowed the car from a friend.

A solicitor representing the defendant said the car went through the test on July 4 so at the time of the offence it had been booked in for the test.