Larne motorist who was banned for driving for 25 years gets his licence back early

Larne motorist who was banned for driving for 25 years gets his licence back early

A COURT has agreed to the early restoration of a driving licence for a man who was banned from the roads for 25 years in 2007.

Ballymena Magistrates Court was told Desmond Smith (50), of Bryan Street, Larne, had been disqualified from driving for 25 years at Larne Magistrates Court in 2007.

The Ballymena Court recently heard Smith had a "significant number" of road-related convictions during a 20 year period up to 2007.

The defendant had over 60 convictions including twelve convictions for driving whilst disqualified and more than 30 convictions for no insurance.

Defence solicitor Kevin MacAllister told the recent hearing the defendant has "since settled down".