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Son swears at mum in Northern Ireland court after she gets his driving ban doubled

'Despite White trying to prevent his mother speaking, Judge Magill demanded to know the facts of the previous matter' (stock photo)
'Despite White trying to prevent his mother speaking, Judge Magill demanded to know the facts of the previous matter' (stock photo)

By Staff Reporter

A mother was verbally abused by her Co Fermanagh son in court after she revealed he had committed an earlier offence the judge was unaware of.

Nathan White (19) of Drumclay Park, Enniskillen was detected driving without insurance on July 21 last year in Clogher. The R-driver pleaded guilty yesterday at Dungannon Magistrates' Court.

His lawyer asked District Judge Peter Magill to consider a short driving ban in lieu of penalty points, as the standard six points would revoke White's licence for a mandatory six months.

This was agreed and Judge Magill imposed a £100 fine along with a one month ban.

He allowed 16 weeks to discharge the fine but White's mother said: "He'll need longer than that. He's already paying off another fine from a different court."

Despite White trying to prevent his mother speaking, Judge Magill demanded to know the facts of the previous matter.

It transpired White had been fined at the end of November for speeding.

Judge Magill said: "So he has already had a chance? That changes things. I don't see how I can overlook this."

He increased the ban to two months, at which White clenched his fists to his face and told his mother to "f*** away off".

Noting this, Judge Magill said: "You seem somewhat disgruntled. Make sure you don't come back."

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