On his way home after buying a new motorcycle a 21-year-old man was involved in an accident and it was discovered he was uninsured.
Barry Madden, whose address was given as Clonmeen, Craigavon, was fined £200 last Wednesday at the local magistrates’ court for not having insurance on June 27 this year.
He was also given six points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.
For driving without due care and attention he was fined £75.
The court heard that at 5.30pm police received a report of an accident on the Northway in Portadown.
When they arrived they saw a car parked on the edge of the nearside Lurgan bound lane. There was damage to the vehicle.
Madden, who was on a Yamaha motorcycle, said his back wheel had locked as he was changing gear and he slid into the vehicle.
He had no insurance and was a provisional licence holder.
Mr Joe McDonald, representing the defendant, said while he had a terrible record it did not contain any motoring offences.
He explained that Madden had insurance for his previous motorbike and he went to buy a new bike.
Mr McDonald said his client was in between buying the motorbike and getting home when the accident happened.