Man drove without due care and attention

A 35-year-old Dungiven man has been fined £350 for driving offences.

Appearing at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday was Darren McLoughlin of Whistlebare Cottages, Dungiven .

He was sentenced for failing to stop and failing to remain knowing that an accident had occurred,and for driving without due care ad attention on Main Street on June 1.

The court heard that McLoughlin recalled approaching Kevin Lynch Park and blacking out and then clipping a wing morror. A prosecutor told the court McLoughlin said he blacked out due to taking painkillers, but could offer no explanation beyond that.

Defence solicitor John Fahy told the court McLoughlin had made an admission regards striking the wing mirror but said he had phoned police.

Mr Fahy said failing to stop and remain were serious matters, but McLoughlin had entered an early plea. He said McLoughlin’s driving licence was extremely important to him.

District Judge Liam McNally said the driving offences would normally attract a disqualification but in light of the manner outlined by the Prosecution, he would impose a fine.

For the offences of failing to stop, failing to remain and driving without due care and attention, McLoughlin was fined a total of £350 and ordered to pay an offender levy of £15.

McLoughlin also received six penalty points on his licence.