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Man said uninsured BMW was ‘collector’s item’

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BT Coleraine

A MAN caught driving a BMW without insurance, MOT and tax claimed it was a “collector’s” item and he had only taken it to the end of his lane to see if it was still in working order.

Police noticed Nathanial Pinkerton (49), of Church Lane, Rasharkin, at 2pm on June 5 this year at Church Lane.

A prosecutor told Coleraine Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena on Monday, the defendant said he knew he “shouldn’t have been out”.

Defence solicitor Moira Laverty said the vehicle was “a collector’s vehicle”.

She said it was a lane leading to the property where the defendant, a farmer, lives.

The lawyer said the defendant had taken the vehicle out to see that it was “still in working order” and had only gone to the end of the lane with the intention of turning and going back up to the farmyard.

However, he was spotted by a police patrol.

The court heard the defendant has another car and a 4×4 which are insured and fully compliant.

The defendant was given six points and fines of £250.

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