A young fisherman has
been spared a driving ban after a judge heard he
needed his licence for work.
Mark Duffy, Upper Drumaweir, Greencastle, appeared
before Judge Derek McVeigh at Carn court on Tuesday
where he pleaded guilty to having no insurance and
no NCT certificate on the date in question.
The court heard that the 20 year old, who had
previous convictions including one for dangerous
driving, had only had the car a few days when he was
stopped by Gardai on his way from Glengad to
Moville. He immediately insured the vehicle after
his arrest, Sgt. Danny Devlin told the court.
Defence solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn said his
client currently worked as a crab fisherman in
Scotland and worked six weeks away at a time.
He needed his car to get him from his home to a bus
that took him to catch the ferry to Scotland.
Judge McVeigh gave the defendant credit for pleading
guilty at the earliest opportunity. He did not
impose a driving ban but handed down fines totalling
€1,050, respectively, for having no insurance, not
displaying a valid insurance disc and for not having
a valid NCT certificate.