A Newport man who was detected driving without insurance after he was stopped for driving without a seatbelt was disqualified from driving for two years this week in Castlebar District Court.
Garda Thomas Hennigan told the court that he stopped a car being driven by Connor O’Haire, Letterlough, Newport, Co Mayo, at Gorteendrunagh, Castlebar, on March 20 2011 at 1pm when he saw that O’Haire was not wearing a seatbelt. When he inspected the car he found that the car had no insurance disc on it and asked O’Haire to produce his insurance to a Garda station of his choice inside 10 days, which O’Haire failed to do. He also issued a fixed penalty notice for not wearing a seat belt, which also wasn’t paid. O’Haire did not appear in court and was convicted in his absence.
For driving without insurance he was convicted and fined €600 and disqualified from driving for two years, for failing to produce his insurance he was convicted and fined €50, and for driving without a seatbelt he was convicted and fined €170.