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Man banned from roads drives girlfriend to hospital

25-year-old fined after being caught alone in car by police

A man from Mount Murray who was banned from the roads got behind the wheel to take his girlfriend to hospital, a court's heard.

25 year old Adam Kenneth Dylan Devenney of Murray's Lake Drive appeared before magistrates at Douglas Courthouse.

He pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified in an uninsured car on September 26.

Prosecution advocate Barry Swain told the hearing the self-employed gardener had been banned from the roads for 18 months in 2017.

Police spotted Devenney in a Vauxhall Vectra on Peel Road in Douglas, and stopped him on the New Castletown Road.

He told officers he knew he was banned, but drove his girlfriend to the Accident & Emergency Unit at Noble’s Hospital after she complained of kidney pain.

Although he had a provisional licence, he was alone in the car and hadn't taken an extended driving test after his ban ran out.

Magistrates imposed six penalty points on his licence, fined him £500 and ordered him to pay £50 towards prosecution costs.

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