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Goods vehicle operator fined £1,600 after DVA investigation

A County Armagh commercial goods vehicle operator was fined a total of £1,600 at Newry Magistrates’ Court today (Monday).

The charges related to an investigation by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) into Hughes Transport (Portadown) Ltd, 83 Coharra Road, Portadown.

Hughes Transport (Portadown) Ltd was fined £500 on two charges relating to having no valid Operator’s Licence, £500 on two charges relating to the forgery of a vehicle identity disc, £250 in respect of making a false entry on a tachograph and a further £350 in respect of causing or permitting a driver to drive without insurance.

The Court also ordered the company to pay an offender levy of £15 and court costs of £67.

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