Wedding day ‘differs’ convicted

Thursday, 14 December 2017

A GROOM who did celebratory 'diffing' on a public road on the day of his wedding, whilst his veil-wearing bride was a passenger in the spinning vehicle, has been convicted of dangerous driving. Two other men also took part in the bizarre 'donut' session involving cars including Toyota Corolla GT Twincams and a Ford Sierra on a country road in County Antrim.
The three men were all banned from driving for a year and will all have to re-sit their tests.
A video of the incident, which came from a mobile phone which was seized during a police enquiry into another case, was shown to the Monday's sitting of Coleraine Magistrates Court.
The images showed a number of cars doing 'diffing' as a large crowd of onlookers watched on. The court echoed to the sounds of revving engines from the video.
Jonathan Othniel Davidson, (34) of Lisnagat Road, Mosside; Martin Jamison, (22) of Turnarobert Park, Armoy and John Edward Mackey Lamont, (35) of Turraloskin Park, Moyarget, near Ballycastle - all Country Antrim - had contested charges of dangerous driving arising out of the 'diffing' at Ballinlea Road on February 21, 2015.


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