Young child not wearing a seat belt


After police saw a 25-year-old man drive through a red light they discovered that a young child in the car was not wearing a restraint.

Georghe Cornel Cirpachi of Market Street, Tandragee, was fined £60 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for contravening a traffic sign on January 4.

He was also given three points for the offence and fined £60 for a defective rear tyre, £60 for having a child under the age of 12 in a car without a restraint and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard that the defendant drove through a red light on the Mahon Road, Portadown.

When police spoke to Cirpachi there was a young child, who appeared to be about two-year-old, unrestrained in the car. The nearside rear tyre was devoid of tread.

A solicitor representing the defendant said that he had the tyre replaced.

He added that his client had been returning from a car boot sale and the other passengers were members of the family.

The solicitor explained that the child had been in a seat and got out of it.

The defendant thought he had time to get through the amber light.