Fines for man who drove with wrong in­sur­ance disc

Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A MAN who was caught driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance ex­hib­ited an in­sur­ance disc for an­other ve­hi­cle, a court has heard. Alin Lunca (24) had in­sur­ance for an­other car but be­cause he had pur­chased a sec­ond car he was not in­sured to drive it un­der his cur­rent pol­icy. He claimed he didn’t re­alise he couldn’t drive the sec­ond car as his in­sur­ance did not cover him to.

The de­fen­dant, of Bre­more Pas­tures Cres­cent in Bal­brig­gan pleaded guilty to driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance on Fe­bru­ary 6 at Drogheda Street in Bal­brig­gan. He also pleaded guilty to ex­hibit­ing a false disc on the same date.

Bal­brig­gan District Court heard the de­fen­dant was stopped at Drogheda Street and had no in­sur­ance. The in­sur­ance disc on the car was for an­other ve­hi­cle.

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Fiona D’arcy said the de­fen­dant was cov­ered to drive a dif­fer­ent car and now has in­sur­ance on the new car.

‘He didn’t re­alise he couldn’t drive it as he wouldn’t have been in­sured as the owner of the new car,’ said Ms D’arcy.

Ms D’arcy asked Judge Der­mot Dempsey not to im­pose a driv­ing ban as the de­fen­dant un­der­takes not to drive with­out proper in­sur­ance in place. Judge Dempsey im­posed a fine of €400 and con­victed the de­fen­dant of driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance. He did not im­pose a driv­ing ban but con­victed and fined the de­fen­dant a fur­ther €100 for ex­hibit­ing a false disc.

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