Longford learner driver found unaccompanied at wheel of car

Liam Cosgrove


Liam Cosgrove



A learner driver who was found unaccompanied while behind the wheel of his car, has been convicted and fined by Judge Seamus Hughes.

Thomas Stokes, Corboy, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford was in attendance at last week’s sitting of Longford District Court to face the aforementioned charge as well as having no tax in place on his vehicle.

Garda Aiden Lenehan said he had stopped Mr Stokes at Tinnynarr, Edgeworthstown at 8:20pm while driving a blue coloured VW Polo.

Upon learning that Mr Stokes was a learner driver who had no fully qualified licence holder in his company, a fixed penalty notice was issued.

Garda Lenehan said the notice had gone unpaid however.

It was also found the tax on the vehicle had not been paid for the past four months.

Judge Seamus Hughes issued a €200 fine for each summons.