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.