UNCERTAINTY over whether a motorist needed an NCT or a DOE for his vehicle, because it was a commercial vehicle but taxed privately, led to an appearance in court for an Enniscorthy man last week.
Andrei Long (40) of 1 Vinegar Hill Villas, Enniscorthy, was before the Enniscorthy sitting of Gorey District Court charged with not having an NCT for the vehicle he was driving, as well as non display of an NCT disc, at Springvalley, Enniscorthy, on July 12, 2012.
The prosecuting Garda said that he made enquiries and was told that since the vehicle is taxed privately, an NCT is required. The defendant said he tried to get an NCT for the vehicle but the centre wouldn't test it as it was a commercial vehicle, so he went and got it tested for the DOE, and it passed.
Judge Gerard Haughton struck out the charges.