Longford man forgot to post fine back

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A man who appeared before last week’s sitting of Longford District Court charged under the Road Traffic Act was convicted and fined €125 following a hearing into the matter.

Livinus Daly, Ward House, Tullaghan, Co Leitrim appeared before Judge Seamus Hughes charged with driving in excess of the speed limit at Creevaghbeg, Ballymahon, Co Longford on September 5, 2016.

Outlining the evidence to the court, Garda Denise Dockery said she was operating a speed check on the date in question when she observed the defendant travelling in the excess of the speed limit of 77 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

She said a fixed penalty notice in respect of the matter had been issued, but to date that fine remained unpaid.

Mr Daly then told Judge Hughes that while he had received the fixed penalty notice and filled out the paperwork involved, he had left it up to his wife to post the envelope.

He said, he genuinely believed the necessary documentation had been sent back, but only when he received a summons through the door, to appear in court, did he realise that something was wrong. Following his deliberations on the matter, Judge Hughes convicted the defendant and fined him accordingly.