Court hears teenager was ‘learning to drive’ with headlights off in car park

FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsAppPOLICE observed a car, with its headlights off, being driven around in circles at Circular Road Car Park in Larne at 10.40pm on November 9 this year and it was claimed the person behind the wheel was “learning to drive”. The owner of the car – Ben McDonald (18), of Henryville Meadows in Ballyclare, admitting […]

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POLICE observed a car, with its headlights off, being driven around in circles at Circular Road Car Park in Larne at 10.40pm on November 9 this year and it was claimed the person behind the wheel was “learning to drive”.

The owner of the car – Ben McDonald (18), of Henryville Meadows in Ballyclare, admitting permitting no insurance and was banned from the road for two weeks and fined £200.

A defence lawyer told Ballymena Magistrates Court on Deember 13 the defendant allowed the driver to “drive slowly” in the car park.

The driver of the vehicle, a student (17) who cannot be named because of her age, admitted a charge of using a vehicle without insurance and was given six penalty points and a £75 fine.

Her lawyer said she was practicing reversing and “it was certainly not the case of a boy racer or in this case a girl racer”.

He said the girl had been driving tractors for a number of years.

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