Man caught driving with bald tyres said his normal vehicle was getting fixed

Ballymena Court

A man caught driving a vehicle with four bald tyres which was used on a farm and was not normally on the road was in it because his own private vehicle was having work done, Ballymena Magistrates Court heard.

John McKeen (24), of Ballywillin Road, Gleno, was detected at Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, on May 23 this year.

He admitted charges of having defective tyres, a defective headlight and no MOT.

Defence solicitor Kevin MacAllister said his client had gone to “get some food” when he came to police attention.

The defendant was given three penalty points; a one year conditional discharge and was fined £350.

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