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Driver fined for spinning tyres.

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A Garvagh man has been fined for revving his car and causing it weave across the road.

Sheldon McBride pleaded guilty to the charge of being unable to properly control his vehicle when he appeared at Court in Coleraine last Thursday.

The prosecution told the court that on September 13th last year, Mr McBride was seen by Police leaving Edward Street and entering Queen Street in Ballymoney, excessively revving his engine, causing his tyres to spin and the car to weave across the road.

McBride was stopped by Police and cautioned for the offence. It was noted that the vehicle’s headlights were not activated, only sidelights, increasing the risk of collision.

A defence solicitor said that McBride was aware that Police were present as they were carrying out speed checks and added that there were no pedestrians in the area and that McBride doesn’t believe he drove in a manner which presented a risk to pedestrians.

District Judge Liam McNally handed a £100 to Mr McBride as well as a £15 offender’s levy.

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