Mo­torist’s ill-ad­vised ma­noeu­vres prove costly

Wexford People - - NEWS -

ILL-AD­VISED over­tak­ing ma­noeu­vres cost mo­torist Peter Sin­nott (25) of 8 Monastery Av­enue, Tagh­mon €700 by way of fines im­posed at Wex­ford Dis­trict Court.

The de­fen­dant was con­victed on the dou­ble of care­less driv­ing af­ter Judge Ger­ard Haughton heard ev­i­dence from Garda John Rackard.

The garda told how he was off duty when driv­ing in The Faythe on the morn­ing of Novem­ber 10 in 2016 when traf­fic was held up by a coal lorry which was mak­ing a de­liv­ery.

Sin­nott’s re­sponse was to over­take the wit­ness in a care­less man­ner be­fore turn­ing on to the main Ross­lare road where he drove across hatched mark­ings as he passed out another road user.

Solic­i­tor Cor­mac Dun­leavy pleaded with the court for his client to be al­lowed re­tain his li­cence as Sin­nott drives a van in the course of his em­ploy­ment. Judge Haughton spared the de­fen­dant a dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion but handed down two fines of €350 each.

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