A Portadown man who told police a bad back was the reason he was not wearing a seatbelt has been handed three penalty points.
John Andrew Ross, of College Manor, pleaded guilty to failing to wear a seat belt at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Court heard police spotted the 48-year-old driving a Volkswagen Golf on the Killycomain Road, Portadown, at around 6.30pm on July 3 whilst unrestrained.
The defendant was pulled over and spoken to by the officers.
Ross claimed that he had a “bad back” which was the reason he was not wearing a seatbelt, but he was unable to produce an exemption document.
The defendant was handed three penalty points and ordered to pay a fine of £150, along with the offender’s levy, within four weeks.