Caught for having no insurance after taking her son’s car without permission


When she took her son’s car without permission a 51-year- old woman was detected for driving without insurance when she returned home.

Michelle Ferris, Carrigart Crescent, was banned from driving for six months last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

For not having insurance she was also fined £200 while a £50 fine was imposed for not having a licence and she was fined £100 for taking a car without the consent of the owner.

Six month bans were imposed on each of the offences with the disqualifications to run concurrently.

The court heard that police were carrying out an investigation at Carrigart Crescent on November 19 last year when they saw the defendant driving a car.

She admitted she did not have a licence or insurance or that she had permission to drive the car.

Mr Peter Murphy, representing the defendant, said that her son’s car had been parked outside the house when she was contacted by her aunt who needed a brace which she wore on her back.

He added that Ferris made a stupid decision to drive the car to take the brace to her aunt.