Community service for Cookstown man who drove without insurance


A COOKSTOWN man who was charged with his third no insurance detection has been ordered to complete community service by East Tyrone Magistrates Court

Pawel Wardawa, 38, of Loy Street, Cookstown was charged with using a motor vehicle without insurance and having no driving licence.

A court was told how police were on mobile patrol on Pomeroy Road, Cookstown when they observed the defendant driving a Renault Scenic.

Police carried out checks on the vehicle and they revealed that there was no valid insurance document. Police stopped the vehicle and asked the defendant to produce his licence and he subsequently produced a Polish licence and a letter from Axa Insurance.

Police cautioned the defendant for the offence of no insurance and had his car seized.

District Judge Meehan said that the defendant had already been detected twice before for no insurance and he is sure that he must be aware by now that Polish licences are not valid in this country for driving.

Judge Meehan ordered Mr Wardawa to complete 150 hours community service and also disqualified him from driving for a period of 12 months.

Mr Wardawa was also fined £100 for having no licence and he was disqualified until he passes the appropiate test.

He was also ordered to pay a further £15 offender’s levy.