Postal fine went to wrong per­son

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

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.

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