Learner driver not accompanied with no L plates twice

Come before this court again and you’ll be disqualified from driving, was the warning given last week to a Portlaoise man who drove unaccompanied without learner plates displayed on two different dates this year.

Come before this court again and you’ll be disqualified from driving, was the warning given last week to a Portlaoise man who drove unaccompanied without learner plates displayed on two different dates this year.

Before the district court in Portlaoise was Gerard Nevin, with an address at 1 Clonboyne Close, Bellingham, Portlaoise.

He was charged with being an unaccompanied learner driver, and having no L plates displayed, at the Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, on May 9; and the same offences at Mountain View, Portlaoise, on June 5.

“You were stopped on May 9 and again on June 5 - what’s the problem with displaying L plates?” Judge Catherine Staines asked the defendant.

Nevin replied that he was driving his children to school and lives two and a half miles outside town. He said he had since applied for his full licence.

For being an unaccompanied learner driver, Nevin was fined €100. The other charge was taken into consideration.

“Come before me again and you’ll be disqualified,” warned Judge Staines.