Fined ¤100 for parking in a disabled parking bay
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.