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Careless driver admitted putting others at risk and told court: ‘It won’t happen again’

Defendant apologised in court for his driving

Craigavon Courthouse

A man who overtook another vehicle without signalling has been given three penalty points for careless driving.

The 30-year-old, who represented himself in court, apologised for his actions and said it would not happen again.

Gedas Savickas, of Drumnagoon Meadows, Portadown pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Court heard that on September 7, at around 1.30pm, police received a report of a person driving carelessly on the Northway, Portadown.

A member of the public stated they had been driving on the road when a Ford Fiesta closed the gap from behind.

This car then swerved to the right without indicating before overtaking their vehicle and swerving back once more without signalling.

On October 30, this report of events was corroborated by another eyewitness.

The defendant attended Lurgan police station on November 23 for an interview.

During this, Savickas confirmed he had been the driver and accepted that his driving had put others at risk.

The defendant, who represented himself in court, stated: “This is my first charge for careless driving. It won’t happen again. I am very sorry.”

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