A Mountrath man at last week’s district court had a charge of speeding struck out, after Judge John Coughlan learned the man was a Patrician Brother.
Before the court was Matthew Hayes, with an address at the Patrician Brothers, Cavansheath, Mountrath.
He was charged with exceeding the speed limit at the R639 Durrow, Townparks, Durrow, on December 8 last year.
When Mr Hayes stepped forward, Judge Coughlan asked him was he a Patrician Brother.
Mr Hayes replied he was.
Judge Coughlan then struck out the charge.
A number of other people before the court on speeding charges received fines.