Longford motorist faces fines for badly defective tyres

A Longford motorist is facing a fine or a court appearance after being detected driving their vehicle with badly defective tyres this week.

The incident took place on the main street of in Newtownforbes earlier this week when the vehicle was stopped by the Longford roads policing unit.

The driver was stopped while holding a mobile phone, and was also found to have two excessively bald tyres.

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The car’s tax had also expired and its NCT was two months out of date

The vehicle was subsequently detained and the driver is to be issued with a fixed charged penalty notice while they may also face an appearance in the District Court.