Host of no insurance offences

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A 26-year-old man with a myriad of offences for no insurance was given a suspended prison sentence last Friday at Craigavon Court.

Evaldas Petrauskas, Union Street, Portadown, was sentenced to two months in prison, suspended for two years and banned for two years for no insurance on April 21.

He was also fined £100 for having a defective tyre on his vehicle and fined £90 for not having a licence.

The court heard he was stopped while driving on the Highfield Road, Craigavon, and was asked for his licence and insurance. He said he had both.

Police checks revealed the vehicle had not been insured since June 2011. The defendant was arrested and in custody he accepted he did not have a licence or insurance.

A defence barrister said that at a previous court he had received a prison sentence for offences including driving while disqualified and not having insurance. This was currently subject to appeal.

He added that Petrauskas had many no insurance convictions. District Judge Mr Mervyn Bates imposed a suspended sentence.