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County Antrim limousine operator fined £300 for vehicle licensing offences

Stormont Executive press release - Department of the Environment

Philip Roddy, (36) of Thornburn Park, Newtownabbey was fined a total of £300 at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court on 11 November 2013.

He was fined £150 for no Public Service Vehicle Licence, £150 for no Road Service Licence and ordered to pay £28 court costs plus an offender levy fee of £15. 

Philip Roddy, who trades as A Touch of Class, was convicted following a compliance check carried out by Driver & Vehicle Agency enforcement officers on a stretched Hummer type limousine in the Bangor area on 23 November 2012. 

The vehicle was found to be carrying passengers for hire or reward with no current Public Service Vehicle Licence. Further Departmental checks also revealed that the operator did not hold a Road Service Licence.

Notes to editors:

1. The charges were bought under the Road Traffic Order (Northern Ireland) 1981 and the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967.

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