Published Wednesday, 09 October 2013
The accused was fined £300. (© Getty)
Christopher Hart, from Friendly Street in Belfast, was caught by DVA Enforcement Officers at Oxford Street on 23 February.
He denied using his vehicle for the purposes of taxiing at the time.
Appearing at Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday, Hart was fined a total of £300 and was given three penalty points on his licence.
He was found to have used an unlicensed taxi to transport passengers for hire and reward without a Public Service Vehicle Licence; failing to hold a taxi drivers' licence; and failing to hold valid motor insurance. He was also ordered to pay £32 court costs.
The charges were brought under the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Orders of 1981 & 1995 and the Public Service Vehicle Regulations (NI) 1985.
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