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Driver is fined over darkest glass police had ever seen

By Nevin Farrell

Published 17/06/2016

A judge has asked if a Larne man was able to see out of a car which had the darkest tinted windows “ever seen” by police.
A judge has asked if a Larne man was able to see out of a car which had the darkest tinted windows “ever seen” by police.

A judge has asked if a Larne man was able to see out of a car which had the darkest tinted windows “ever seen” by police.

Philip Bell (24), of Alexandra Crescent, had his case dealt with at Ballymena Magistrates Court yesterday.

A solicitor entered pleas of guilty on his client’s behalf to a charge of using a vehicle in a dangerous condition and a second count of driving a vehicle with the incorrect form of number plate registration mark.

The offences were detected on March 22 this year at the Harbour Highway in Larne.

A prosecutor said a test showed only three per cent of light was coming through a window on Bell’s car and the minimum requirement is 70%.

She added: “Police said it was the worst they had ever seen.”

Fining Bell £150, District Judge Des Perry asked: “Was he able to see at all?”

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