Disqualified Ballymena motorist tells police when pulled in: ‘I’m not going to lie, I shouldn’t be driving’

Ballymena Court

A MAN detected behind the wheel whilst disqualified told police: “I’m not going to lie, I shouldn’t be driving”.

Robert William Henry Wayne McAllister (42), of Beechwood Avenue in Ballymena, was spotted driving at Galgorm Road, Ballymena, at 10.30am on November 18 last year.

Police became aware the vehicle travelling in the opposite direction was uninsured and turned and followed.

When the vehicle stopped, according to a prosecutor, the defendant said: “I’m not going to lie, I shouldn’t be driving”.

The defendant had been banned last September for six months.

At Ballymena Magistrates Court, on Thursday, the defendant was sentenced for charges of driving whilst disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance in relation to last November.

A defence solicitor said the defendant, who had a record, had not been before courts for a number of months.

District Judge Nigel Broderick said he would give the defendant a chance to address his issues with a Probation Order for 18 months including the ‘Thinking Skills’ programme.

The judge added: “It is not an easy touch this.”

The defendant was also banned from driving for a year.

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