Vehicle 'promptly' left Newferry car park at 1.30am when police arrived and then motoring offences were detected

Vehicle 'promptly' left Newferry car park at 1.30am when police arrived and then motoring offences were detected

A VEHICLE "promptly" exited a carpark at Newferry when police entered at 1.30am on July 18 this year and when police followed and stopped the car nearby, motoring offences were detected.

Joshua McVicker (18), of Ballynafey Road, in the Cargan area near Toomebridge, admitted having no insurance, no MOT, failing to display L plates and not having a qualified driver with him and was banned from the roads for a month and fined £325.

Ballymena Magistrates Court heard the Peugeot 406 was seized but was returned to the defendent when he paid £250 and he has now sold it, defence solicitor Andrew Kinney said.

The solicitor said the defendant had the car to use on private land to learn to drive but "gave into temptation" and took it to the car park.

  • Main picture: Google Maps picture of the car park at Newferry.