Driver fined after third conviction for no insurance


A Derry man has received a suspended jail sentence after being convicted for driving with no insurance for the third time.

Limavady Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday that Dermot McColgan of Broomhill Court was stopped by police on Clooney Road on December 13, 2013.

The court heard 29-year-old McColgan couldn’t produce his driving licence or insurance.

A defence solicitor told the court McColgan was employed as a transport manager.

The solicitor explained that on that day McColgan had been let down for his lift so he made the decision to take his own car.

The solicitor said McColgan had fully co-operated with police.

In sentencing, District Judge Liam McNally said it was McColgan’s third conviction for driving with no insurance. For that offence McColgan received a four month jail term, suspended for two years.

For not having a vehicle test certificate, McColgan was fined £75 and ordered to pay a £15 offenders levy.

For a defective tyre, McColgan was fined £75 and disqualified for one month and for failing to remain he was fined £100.