Mistake in registering car

Published 06/11/2012 | 19:07

A YOUNG man, who mistakenly registered a company vehicle in his own name when purchasing it for the company, had a no insurance charge struck out at Gorey District Court last week, after the judge acknowledged the car was 'probably owned' by the company. This meant it should be covered under the blanket declaration policy.

Sean Hanley (22) of 12 Grattan Court, Gorey, denied driving without insurance at Ballydermot, Gorey, on October 22 last year. He said the vehicle was purchased by the company, and he was covered to drive it. However, the State said he was the registered owner of the vehicle and therefore needed his own policy to drive it.

His father Declan Hanley confirmed the vehicle was bought with company money and it was mistakenly registered in his son's name.

However, three charges of bald tyres earned fines of €100 each, while there was a €150 fine for no silencer, and €150 for no NCT. The car has since been sold.

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