Motoring offences detected after County Antrim man used vehicle because 'weather was bad'

Motoring offences detected after County Antrim man used vehicle because 'weather was bad'

A DEFENCE lawyer said a Randalstown man who committed motoring offences had taken his sister's car to go a short distance because the "weather was particularly bad".

Patrick Joseph Logan (42), of Greenfields, admitted taking a vehicle without authority; absence of insurance and a driving licence offence in relation to 8.30am on August 11 this year.

At Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena (main picture), the defendant was banned from driving for three months; given a one year conditional discharge and was also fined £100.

The defence lawyer said the defendant accepted it had been "foolish risk" to take the car but had only gone a "short distance".