Insurance case is adjourned
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.