A LISNASKEA man, who drove his new car through a flood last winter, has been fined a total of £250 and banned from driving for six months.
Enniskillen Magistrates Court was told that police were patrolling the Nutfield Road area of Lisnaskea at 2am on December 6th last. There was heavy flooding in the area at the time when officers came upon two cars with their bonnets up. Dale Hall (19) of Newbridge Road, Curragh in Lisnaskea, who was the driver of one of the cars, admitted driving through the floods and then asking his friend to come to his assistance.
Hall was asked to produce his insurance. He told police he was covered but had just bought the Volkswagen Golf he was driving which was still in the name of the previous owner.
District Judge Nigel Broderick was told that Hall had been awaiting the vehicle’s logbook from the vendors and the event may not have arisen if he had been as diligent as he should have been.
The judge noted that Hall had been stopped for a similar offence the previous month and received six penalty points.
Hall was fined £200 and disqualified for six months for having no insurance and £25 for failing to produce his driving licence. He also received a further £25 fine for having no vehicle test certificate.
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Posted: 6:00 pm May 30, 2016