Sunday 18 August 2019

Courts briefs

Disturbance at 4.15 a.m.

A 52-year-old woman caused a disturbance on a Wexford street at 4.15 a.m. after several hours of drinking, the District Court heard on March 3.

Josephine Kelly, of 67 Gimont Avenue, Enniscorthy, was facing charges of being drunk in public and refusing to give her name and address to Gardai as a result of incidents at John Street in the early hours of November 2 last.

Sergeant Gary Rayner told how Gardai received a call that a number of people were trying to gain entry to a house there. Kelly eventually got into the house, then came out again, and refused to co-operate with Gardai as they spoke to her.

Solicitor Ed King explained that house in question was the home of the defendant's brother. She was there after he suffered a bereavement, and then she had gone out with a friend 'but unfortunately had a few too many'. The other people on the street were just strangers who happened to come along.

Kelly was fined €150 for not giving her name and address, and a further €100 for being drunk in public.

No insurance

Motorist Alan Duggan (25), of 1 Tobar Ban, Mulgannon, admitted he had no insurance or driving licence when questioned by Gardai after a minor traffic accident at Whitford on October 3 last, Wexford District Court heard on March 3.

He was fined a total of €400 and banned from driving for two years.

Home in Poland

A man who committed motoring offences in Wexford last year has since gone home to Poland and is not expected to be back, the District Court heard on March 3.

Piotr Czok (21), address given as 1 Farnogue Drive, Newlands, was driving without insurance, a licence, and NCT at Anne Street on July 23, nor was he wearing a seat belt at the time.

Judge Haughton handed down fines totalling €600 and a two-year driving ban.

Fined €2,300

A 20-year-old woman was hit with fines totalling €2,300 and a two-year disqualification from driving when she failed to appear before Wexford District Court on March 3.

Jade Lawlor, of 104 Hazelwood, Bridgetown, was due to meet charges of driving without insurance at Drinagh on May 6 last, and failing to produce a certificate of insurance within ten days.

The case proceeded in her absence, and Judge Gerard Haughton imposed a fine of €2,000 and the two-year ban for not having insurance. He added a fine of €300 for failing to produce.

Recognisances were fixed for the event of an appeal.

Wexford People