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.