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Armagh man banned from driving after father cancels insurance following fall-out

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A 22-year-old Markethill man was hauled before magistrates this week after his father cancelled his insurance without his knowledge, a court has heard.

The defendant, representing himself at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, said he was unaware he was driving around with no insurance to his name.

Police stopped the man driving along Market Street in the city on November 11.

Pulling him over police questioned whether he had a certificate of insurance to which he replied, “I think so, yeh”.

He was asked to bring in his details but attended Armagh police station on November 16 and confirmed that he did not have any policy in place.

The court heard how the young man had a falling out with his father in October – the month before he was stopped – and no longer lives with him in Dungannon.

Instead, he now resides with his mother in Markethill who gives him his lifts to work.

District Judge Nigel Broderick disqualified the full-time labourer from driving for one month and fined £300. He was given 12 weeks to pay.

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