An 18-year-old student has been fined £115 at Magherafelt Magistrates Court after police investigating reports of “drivers racing” in Magherafelt saw his Vauxhall Corsa moving while one his passengers had a leg out the window.
Christopher McFadden, from Ligford Road in Strabane, was seen driving through Garden Street, Hospital Road and Union Street with a couple of friends in his car before officers pulled him over on February 9.
The reason given as to why his friend had a leg out the window was because he suffering from cramp - PPS
On investigating the incident police also found that the car had no exhaust pipe, and the reason given as to why his friend had a leg out the window was because he suffering from cramp.
District Judge White gave McFadden a £50 fine for having a defective exhaust system, a £50 fine for using his car in a dangerous manner and he was also ordered to pay an offenders levy of £15. He has 12 weeks to pay the fines in full.