Camp­bel­town Sher­iff Court

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In­sur­ance pa­per­work

A MAN who failed to prove he had in­sur­ance for driv­ing a ve­hi­cle has been told to ap­pear at court in a month with his in­sur­ance pa­per­work or ‘face the con­se­quences’.

Nine­teen-year-old Michael Charl­wood, of Tormhor, Car­radale, failed to prove to po­lice he was in­sured to drive the ve­hi­cle on Novem­ber 18 last year.

Jus­tice of the Peace Mar­garet Mac­Dow­ell, on Mon­day at Camp­bel­town Sher­iff Court, called the sit­u­a­tion ‘ridicu­lous’ and set a trial date.

She said to Charl­wood, who de­nies the charge: ‘It is ridicu­lous now. Wher­ever you have to go or what­ever you have to do to come to court, you need to come back and make sure you have the pa­per­work for your in­sur­ance in your hand.’

Charl­wood’s de­fence agent said he had spo­ken with the in­sur­ance bro­kers and they had con­firmed his client had been cov­ered at the time of the al­leged of­fence in Har­bour Street, Tar­bert.

A trial date was set for Oc­to­ber 16 with a readi­ness hear­ing to take place on Septem­ber 18.

Charl­wood also faces charges of fail­ing to ap­pear at court on May 30, and driv­ing a car with de­fec­tive tyres on Novem­ber 18.

The case was con­tin­ued with­out plea.

Pos­ses­sion of class A drug

A MAN who sent a let­ter plead­ing guilty to a sec­ond in­ci­dent of be­ing in pos­ses­sion of an il­le­gal drug will have to ap­pear in court.

The fact that David A John­stone, 25, was on a sec­ond charge for co­caine meant it was un­usual he was not ap­pear­ing in per­son at Camp­bel­town Sher­iff Court when his case was called on Mon­day morn­ing.

Giv­ing de­tails of the case, Eoin McGinty, procu­ra­tor fis­cal, said: ‘Po­lice re­ceived a call at 1.30am about a dis­tur­bance. Camp­bel­town Sher­iff Court. When they ar­rived at Davaar Av­enue on June 4 there was no in­ci­dent.

‘But of­fi­cers met with the ac­cused, who be­came ag­gres­sive to­wards them.’

Po­lice told John­stone, of Millers Park, Camp­bel­town, that he was to be de­tained and at that point a small bag fell from his trousers.

Af­ter test­ing, it was con­firmed the sub­stance was co­caine.

Jus­tice of the Peace Mar­garet Mac­Dow­ell, af­ter read­ing the pa­pers be­fore her, said that John­stone must ap­pear for sen­tenc­ing on Septem­ber 18.

In John­stone’s ab­sence, the jus­tice or­dered re­ports.

Or­dered to be of good be­hav­iour

A 19-YEAR-OLD man is to be of good be­hav­iour un­til at least Fe­bru­ary 5 af­ter he ad­mit­ted caus­ing a breach of the peace.

The man, who can­not be iden­ti­fied for le­gal rea­sons, said he went to an ad­dress on Septem­ber 11 to get his ‘wee sis­ter’ out of a po­ten­tially dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion.

Jus­tice of the Peace Mar­garet Mac­Dow­ell said that she was very con­cerned about the chil­dren in the case as it ‘didn’t seem like this was a par­tic­u­larly safe place for chil­dren to be’.

She cau­tioned the man at Camp­bel­town Sher­iff Court on Mon­day: ‘I don’t want to see you back here again.’

The man replied: ‘I won’t be.’

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