Insurance went ‘out of his head’
A BRAY MAN escaped without a driving ban but had his fine increased to €1,000 when his appeal was heard before Judge Gerard Griffin at last week’s sitting of Wicklow Circuit Court.
Andrew Robertson, 43 Cois Cairn, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray had been convicted of driving without insurance and received a two-year ban and a fine of € 350.
Last week Garda Colfer said that on May 31, 2008 he had stopped Robertson on Corbawn Drive, Shankill at 9.20pm. He had no insurance.
Acting for Robertson (19) solicitor Conway O’Hara said that Robertson realised he had been very foolish and was an apprentice mechanic.
Mr. O’Hara said the insurance had completely went out of his head and he now realised the seriousness of the offence. Mr. O’Hara said a ban would have serious consequences for Robertson as he was an apprentice mechanic working in Dun Laoighaire.
Judge Griffin then removed the ban imposed by the district court but increased the fine to €1,000.