Fine but no driving ban for accused
A MAN who drove a car without insurance claimed he had purchased the vehicle for his partner and he was not insured to drive it.
Ian Cahill (26) was stopped by gardai on November 21 last year at Stephenstown in Balbriggan.
He was not insured to drive the car, Balbriggan District Court heard.
The defendant, of Bremore Pastures Crescent in Balbriggan pleaded guilty to driving without insurance, having no driving licence and no NCT on the date he was stopped.
The district court also heard that he failed to produce his documents within ten days at a nominated garda station.
Balbriggan District Court heard that the defendant had six previous convictions including for criminal damage and using threatening and abusive behaviour.
His solicitor told Judge Paula Murphy that the defendant had purchased the vehicle for his partner and drove it without insurance.
‘He was wrong to do that,’ the solicitor told the district court judge.
The solicitor explained the defendant works part time in security when work is available.
The defendant’s solicitor therefore, asked for the judge not to impose a driving ban to enable him get more work.
‘There are more work opportunities for him but he would need to be able to drive,’ the solicitor explained to the judge.
Judge Murphy said she won’t impose a driving ban as it is his first no insurance offence. However, she imposed a fine of €500 and convicted him for driving without insurance. She further fined and convicted him €150 for having no driving licence and €100 for having no NCT.