In­sur­ance case is ad­journed

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

A Rath­drum man who ap­peared be­fore Ark­low District Court charged with driving with­out in­sur­ance and a li­cence claimed that the ve­hi­cle he was driving was given to him by his em­ployer for work pur­poses and that he be­lieved it to be in­sured.

An­thony Toomey of Glen­malure was stopped by gar­daí on March 8, 2017 fol­low­ing a road ac­ci­dent on Main Street, Aughrim. He was driving a trac­tor and when turn­ing right, a ve­hi­cle which was over­tak­ing col­lided with it.

On Novem­ber 21, the court heard that Mr Toomey was on the way to the shop be­fore go­ing back to work.

The trac­tor was the prop­erty of Toomey Plant Hire, run by his fa­ther Peter, and Mr Toomey (Jnr) was driving it to a field where the com­pany was work­ing to cut back ditches.

In ev­i­dence, the com­pany owner said that it was his ‘mis­take’ and that he didn’t get a chance to put in­sur­ance on the trac­tor.

A record of hours worked to show the de­fen­dant’s sta­tus as an em­ployee of the com­pany was pre­sented but Judge David Kennedy was not sat­is­fied and re­quested that proper times sheets are pre­sented to the court.

The mat­ter was ad­journed to a date later this month.

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