Postal fine went to wrong person
JOHN NOLAN, Main Street, Fethard mounted a successful defence to a speeding summons when he came to the District Court in Wexford.
He accepted that he exceeded the legal limit of 80 km/h when he drove at 96 km/h in Cleariestown on February 25 last year.
However, he informed Judge John Cheatle that the postal fine went to the wrong John Nolan of Fethard. ‘I used to be the only one but now there’s three of us,’ said the accused.
The confusion was made worse by the fact that the John Nolan who received the mail was on holidays so that, by the time he passed it on to the correct person, it was too late to pay the fixed charge.
Judge Cheatle decided to allow the benefit of the doubt, striking out the summons.