Limerick court hears that truck driver fell out with former employer

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Newcastle West court heard that the truck driver claimed he was “maliciously nominated” by his former employer after he moved to a rival company

Newcastle West court heard that the truck driver claimed he was “maliciously nominated” by his former employer after he moved to a rival company

A TRUCK driver who is accused of speeding has claimed at Limerick court that he was “maliciously nominated” by his former employer after he moved to a rival company.

Judge Mary Larkin was told at Newcastle West court that James Lenihan of Knocknadiha, Tournafulla, was nominated by the company which owns a truck that was caught speeding at Coolballyshane, Croagh on May 24, last.

The defendant told his solicitor Michael O’Donnell that he was nominated a number of weeks after he left the company.

“The relationship with us is sour,” he said.

Inspector Alan Cullen sought an adjournment of the case to allow gardai to make further inquires relating to the matter.

“We would be anxious to clarify who was working that day,” he said.

The adjournment was granted by the judge and the case is listed again to be heard next month.