Motorist is put of the road for two years
A DRIVER man was put off the road for two years and one day when he appeared before Judge Murrough Connellan at last Tuesday’s sitting of Wicklow District Court.
Patrick Sheridan, Caravan 2, Ballybeg, Rathnew, was charged with driving without insurance and failing to produce insurance at Rathmore, Ashford on April 16, 2008.
Acting for Sheridan solicitor David Tarrant said Sheridan had a UK driving licence which he produced. He also had a UK insurance policy which had been cancelled ‘unawares to him’.
He said that Sheridan was over and back to England on a regular basis and had a permanent address over there.
He said the policy had been cancelled on December 24 by accident but Sheridan hadn’t realised the policy had been stopped. He was fully insured now Mr. Tarrant said. Judge Connellan said he found it difficult to accept that the insurance had been cancelled in December yet Sheridan hadn’t realised nor had his checked his bank statements.
He fined him €350 and put him off the road for two years and one day in respect of the no insurance charge and marked the other matter proven and taken into account.