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Disqualification for man experiencing an ‘unfortunate 2018 for driving offences’

Man filling in for mum as pizza delivery driver did not have proper insurance

Court drink driving Craigavon

A Lurgan man who has had an “unfortunate 2018 for driving offences” has been handed a six-month disqualification.

Court heard the 23-year-old had been filling in for his mother in her job as a delivery driver when he was detected by police.

Jordan Daniel Reynolds, of Merrion Drive, pleaded guilty to using a vehicle without insurance at Craigavon Magistrates’ on Friday.

Court heard the defendant was detected by police on August 26 at 10.10pm driving a Volkswagen Jetta on Atkinson Avenue, Portadown.

Although the car was insured Reynolds had been filling in for his mother as a pizza delivery driver and did not have the appropriate cover.

Defence counsel stated the defendant had been through an “unfortunate 2018 for driving offences” and already had six live penalty points.

He stated Reynolds knew disqualification was inevitable adding this would have a negative effect on the defendant’s personal life and work.

Court heard that Reynolds was a self-employed plumbing and heating engineer.

He also had a seven-year-old child who lived with his partner in Tandragee.

Reynolds was handed six penalty points which put him off the road for six months.

In addition, he was also ordered to pay a fine of £200, along with the offender’s levy of £15, within four weeks.

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