In­sur­ance went ‘out of his head’

Bray People - - Baptism Special -

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.

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