Belfast Telegraph

Woman changed glass in car 'to help husband's injury'

By Nevin Farrell

A Larne woman who has pleaded guilty to using a vehicle fitted with glass which did not allow in sufficient light said she had adapted the car because her husband had an eye injury.

Adele Shaw (45), of Seacourt Road in the town, admitted the offence where the visual transmission for light was less than the percentage required in regulations.

It was detected on October 20 last year at Seacliff Road. She also admitted a second charge of driving a vehicle with an incorrect form of registration mark.

A prosecutor said only 20% of light was coming through the glass when the minimum should be 70%.

Defence barrister Aaron Thompson told Ballymena Magistrates Court the windows were tinted because Shaw's husband had a "penetrating eye injury".

Mr Thompson accepted it was not lawful and should not be done. Regarding the number plate, the barrister said it was a case of his client having a "dalliance for that sort of thing".

Shaw was fined a total of £125.

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