A DRIVER who drove through a roundabout in Strandhill without yielding was fined €50 for careless driving by Judge Kevin Kilrane at Sligo District Court. The fine was imposed on Mumini Bayo Folorunso, Globe House, whose driving at Killaspugbrone, Strandhill, on May 31st last almost resulted in a collision with a Garda patrol car.
Inspector Sean McGinty said that at 11.10 pm the patrol car had entered the roundabout when the defendant who was travelling up the Burma Road drove straight through.
"If the patrol car hadn't braked and come to a stop there would have been a collision," said the Inspector.
Folorunso continued to drive at speed into Sligo before being stopped. He did not have any previous convictions. Mr Seamus Monaghan, solicitor (defending), pleaded that the driver, who had been living in Sligo for five years, "should have looked over his right shoulder" as he approached the roundabout.
Mr Monaghan said it had been a problem roundabout and that the County Council had recently erected bollards there.