Learner driver (57) fined

A 57-year-old Limavady learner driver caught on the road unaccompanied and without a policy of insurance has been disqualified for six months.

Thomas Moore of Roeville Terrace was convicted of the motoring offences at Limavady Magistrates Court last Wednesday.

The court heard he’d been driving on a learner licence for around 22 years.

Evidence was given that on March 18 police were on Irish Green Street in Limavady when they stopped Moore.

He had failed to display L plates, was in the car unaccompanied and had no insurance.

A defence solicitor told the court Moore was driving a DLA car at the time.

The solicitor said Moore had “taken a chance” to go to the shop.

The court heard the DLA car had been handed back and Moore had no plans to sit the driving test.

District Judge Liam Mcnally said Moore had a number of convictions regarding driving.

For no insurance, Moore was fined £250 and disqualified for six months, and he was fined a further £100 in total for the other offences.