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A man charged with speeding told Wexford District Court that it couldn’t have been him because he was disqualified from driving at the time.

Gary Malone, 3 Evens Court, Neville Street, New Ross had a charge  of exceeding the speed limit at Twenty Acres, Murrintown on February 19, 2020 dismissed by Judge John Cheatle.

A Go Safe operator gave evidence of detecting the vehicle travelling at 102 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. A fixed charge penalty notice was issued but was not paid.

The accused was called to the witness stand by his solicitor Ed King and agreed with him that he was the registered owner of the car at one stage but he sold it to Patrick Lacey around October/November 2019.

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He wasn’t driving it as he had sold all his vehicles because he had been disqualified from driving.

Asked if he had any evidence that he had sold it, he said the man who bought it off him was in court.

Mr Lacey confirmed to the court that he was driving the vehicle that day but hadn’t changed the log book over as he was buying a number of vehicles at the time.

Asked by Judge Cheatle  if he had received the penalty notice with a form to fill in, declaring someone else as the driver, the defendant said he received it about two years ago but he didn’t have Mr Lacey’s licence number to put down on it.

The judge said he would have to dismiss the charge as the defendant was disqualified from driving at the time.


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