Lisnaskea woman overtook police car

A LISNASKEA woman who passed a police car on the A4 while her licence was expired has been given penalty points and a £500 fine. 
Rita Maguire (64) of Main Street Lisnaskea pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and no driving licence at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday. 
On October 31st 2018, police were travelling in a queue of three cars on the A4 Brookeborough road when they noticed a Peugeot 207 pull out and attempt to overtake them and the other cars. 
The vehicle infront of the police was forced to brake sharply and pull up to allow the car back into the lane to avoid an oncoming vehicle. 
When they stopped the car, they found that Maguire’s licence had expired in 2017, and she explained that she made an attempt to overtake and thought she had enough time to pull back in. 
Defence solicitor explained that when a license expires, you do not get notified of this and the defendant had simply overlooked it. 
He added that the facts were more or less agreed but the defendant believes that the PSNI had slightly exaggerated the report, stating that the vehicle coming towards her was her friend, hence why the car was flashing the lights. 
District Judge Michael Ranaghan said that the more serious charge was careless driving, but gave Maguire credit for her guilty plea, age and the fact she has no previous convictions.
 Judge Ranaghan handed her five penalty points, and fined her £300. 

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