'Scrambler' rider said he was on way back from quarry

'Scrambler' rider said he was on way back from quarry

A MAN has been given six penalty points and fined £100 for riding a 'scrambler' without insurance in Randalstown on March 27 this year.

The case was mentioned at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, and involved Casper Logan (19), of The Meadows, Randalstown.

Another person had previously been dealt with at court for the same incident.

A prosecutor said police saw two scramblers at Church Road which "were not adapted for road usage".

Officers stopped the defendant who said he had been using the bike at a quarry and had no other way of bringing it home "other than to ride it".

A defence barrister said the defendant had been riding the motorbike at Randalstown Viaduct.

The lawyer said the defendant had been given a lift to a quarry but when the lift "fell through on the way home" he had taken the chance to use the bike to go the "short distance" back to his address.

  • Main picture: Randalstown Viaduct. Photo: Google Maps