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Gorey motorist’s lack of insurance cover ‘an administrative issue’


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A CASE against a defendant charged with committing an alleged road traffic offence was adjourned when it went before Gorey District Court.

Hassan Cherbth, 14 Creagh Woods, Gorey, is charged with having no insurance and failing to produce insurance at St Michael’s Road, Gorey, on December 11, 2020.

Garda Patrick Doyle gave evidence in the case to Judge John Cheatle and said he attended the scene of a two vehicle road traffic accident at St Michael’s Road, Gorey, on the date mentioned.

Gda Doyle spoke to the defendant at the scene who informed him he had been reversing a van when he made contact with a parked vehicle.

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Solicitor, Peter Creane, told the judge his client was of the opinion that he was covered on the day.

Judge Cheatle heard the defendant had produced “a large number of documents” but was not covered.

“He was driving for his son,” said Mr Creane.

“He had changed his insurance documents and he was not covered,” he added. “He had another van that he was insured on.”

The court heard the injured party had been fully compensated for the damage.

“It seems to have been an administrative issue,” said Judge Cheatle, before adjourning the case to May 5, 2022. “I will put it back to that date just to make sure he doesn’t come to the attention of the gardaí,” he said.

The judge added that if that is the case, he will consider striking out the matter.