Man banned from driving after offence detected at checkpoint

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On the tot up points system a 52-year-old man was banned from driving for six months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

David Coulter, Markethill Road, Portadown, was fined £250, ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy and given six points for driving without insurance on June 14 this year.

He already had six live points on his licence and on the tot up system he was disqualified for six months.

As well he was fined £75 for not having a vehicle test certificate.

The court heard the offences came to light when the defendant was stopped at a vehicle checkpoint on the Dungannon Road, Portadown.

A solicitor representing the defendant said he had six live points on his licence.

He added that his client had only one previous conviction for a no insurance offence in 2009 and there were a number of vehicles in the family with quite a number of insurance policies.