And finally… lotto luck

An elderly man banned from driving until he is 90 has been told he “will have to win the lottery to get an insurance quote”.

At Newtownards Magistrates Court, District Judge Mark Hamill heard that Lawrence Murdock, 75 has eight previous convictions for driving while disqualified and nine previous convictions for drink-driving, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Judge Hamill said: “Your driving career is over, get that into your head. I cannot quite grasp how you have avoided prison, but I can absolutely assure you that if you come back for driving offences you will not escape prison.”

The judge imposed a five-month jail sentence suspended for three years, a £250 fine and a 15-year driving ban.

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