A driver who overtook a police car had no valid driving licence or insurance in place, a court has heard.

On January 24, at around 8.30pm, police were travelling along the Stragowna Road, Kinawley when a Mercedes Vito overtook them, travelled on the wrong side of the road, and was straddling the white central line.

The car pulled into a house and police followed it to speak to the driver, Enniskillen Magistrates Court heard on Monday.

The driver – Pavel Preda (19), of Stragowna Road, Kinawley – showed officers a provisional driving licence from the Republic of Ireland, and was then informed he was not allowed to drive in Northern Ireland with this, before being cautioned.

Gary Black, solicitor for Preda, told the court his client had moved from Romania and had lived with his brother in the Republic before moving to Northern Ireland, and this is how he got his Republic of Ireland licence.

On the night in question, Mr. Black said Preda was driving to get a jack to help his brother, whose car had got a flat tyre.

He added Preda had entered a guilty plea at the first opportunity.

For having no insurance or driving licence, Preda was given six penalty points, and £250 in fines.