Fined ¤100 for park­ing in a dis­abled park­ing bay

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A man has claimed he ac­ci­den­tally parked in a dis­abled park­ing space be­cause he spilled a cup on cof­fee on him­self and needed to go some­where to clean up.

Paul Kelly of Drumkin, River­stown, pleaded guilty to two charges of park­ing in a disability bay at Stephen Street car park on 16 th De­cem­ber 2017.

Ms Ita Lys­ter, de­fend­ing, told Judge Kil­rane that the of­fences had oc­curred within “ten min­utes of each other.” She said Kelly had gone into town to col­lect his son and spilled a cup of cof­fee on him­self.

She said he pulled into a dis­abled park­ing bay by mis­take and went into a nearby res­tau­rant to “clean him­self for about 20 min­utes.”

The Judge asked for the times the two park­ing tick­ets were is­sued. The Court heard that Kelly was first is­sued with a park­ing ticket at 10.31pm and another at 11.46pm.

“I got scalded. I had to clean up,” Kelly told the Judge.

“I thought I was about twenty min­utes,” he said. Judge Kil­rane fined Kelly ¤100.

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