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Roslea man driving with no seatbelt had no insurance

A ROSLEA man who drove uninsured without a seatbelt has been fined and given penalty points. 
Jason McMahon (22) of Drumshancorrick Road, Roslea was charged with using a motor vehicle without insurance, failing to wear seatbelt and failing to produce a driving licence.
At Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday, McMahon pleaded guilty to the three charges which he committed on September 25th 2018. 
Around 10.45am, police spotted a Toyota Hilux travelling on Newtownbutler Main Street and they observed that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
Police spoke with McMahon and he was offered a fixed penalty but he did not have the documents with him, and when McMahon presented the documentation, it highlighted he was not insured to drive the vehicle on the day of the offence, and he did not have both parts of his licence. 
Defence solicitor John Quinn said the defendant was insured to drive a tractor.
He said McMahon was unaware he was not insured to drive the Hilux adding McMahon was working a short distance outside Newtownbutler and had driven to the shop. 
Mr Quinn claimed the defendant had lost his licence and had to get a duplicate which is why he could not present it to the police, and added he ‘stupidly drove’ without wearing a seatbelt. 
District Judge Michael Ranaghan said that there was no aggravating features in the incident before giving McMahon six penalty points, and fined him £300. 
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