Two operators fined for disc lending


Two County Antrim operators have been fined for the fraudulent use of O-licence discs.

An investigation by the Driver and Vehicle Agency discovered that Creagh Concrete Products had lent its O-licence disc to TST Transport, based in Cloughmills.

Creagh Concrete Products, of Blackpark Road, Toome, was fined £500 for lending an O-licence disc to the other operator at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court on19 April. It must also pay £40 in costs and a £15 offender levy.

TST Transport, of Ballyweaney Road, Cloughmills, was fined £250 for fraudulently displaying the identity disc on one of its trucks. It must pay £25 in costs and a £15 offender levy.

 

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