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Brakes put on bid to reverse 10th failed driving test

THE wheels came off a motorist's bid to get his 10th failed driving test reversed yesterday.

But Raymond Heffernan (61) vowed he wouldn't be deterred after Cork District Court slapped the brakes on his bid to have his latest failed test overturned on the basis it was not properly conducted.

Speaking after Judge Tim Lucey refused his challenge, Mr Heffernan said he planned to fight on to secure his full driving licence.

He made the comments despite his test instructor telling the court that Mr Heffernan had driven straight through a stop sign and a mini-roundabout during his most recent test.

Mr Heffernan of Mount Brosna, Mayfield, Cork, has been trying to get a full licence since 2004.

He has now failed a total of 10 driving tests. The plasterer continues to drive his Nissan Almera saloon on a provisional licence.

His 10th and latest failure came on May 25 when his driving-test instructor ruled that he had committed 26 separate mistakes.

Judge Lucey ruled that the test was properly and fairly conducted.

Irish Independent