Police spotted that man with ‘unhappy driving record’ had no L plates displayed

Ballymena Court

POLICE spotted a man who has an “unhappy driving record” on the road in a car without L plates displayed.

Tony Simpson (31), of Shane Court in Broughshane, came to PSNI attention at Cullybackey Road in Ballymena on February 6.

A prosecutor told Ballymena Magistrates Court the defendant told police he had recently passed his test and no longer needed L plates.

However, he subsequently pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to display L plates.

Defence solicitor Stephen McCann said the defendant had access to another vehicle and forgot to swap the L plates over.

The lawyer said it was a “very minor offence”.

District Judge Peter King gave the defendant three penalty points and a £75 fine and said: “Given his unhappy driving history I thought he would have been extra careful”.

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