When he transferred his insurance from one car to another a 40-year-old man believed he was still covered to drive the first vehicle.
But that was not the case and last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court he was fined £200 for driving uninsured on February 1 this year.
Tom Mongan, whose address was given as Woodside Gardens, Portadown, was also given six points and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.
The offence came to light when he was driving in Obins Street, Portadown.
Mongan told police that he had a collision with the vehicle he was driving and was disposing of it.
He explained that he had transferred his insurance on January 30 to a new car and believed he was covered to drive the old vehicle.
Mongan appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the charge.