The detection was made on the M7 motorway
A CAR that was supposed to be scrapped was clocked travelling at 162kmph on a Limerick motorway, a court has heard.
However, the registered owner - a Kerryman - told Kilmallock Court that he was not driving the car as he had sold it sometime earlier.
The GoSafe operator said the vehicle in question was travelling at 162kmph in a 120km zone on the M7 at Newtown. The detection was made on August 14, 2021.
In his evidence, the defendant said he had sold the car on DoneDeal.
“I got a phone call and I met him (the buyer). He said he was to scrap the car. I gave him the log book. I got €1,350 in cash,” he said.
Judge Patricia Harney asked him the name of the purchaser?
“I don’t know. I assumed he was going to scrap it. I had bought a new car,” said the man.
Judge Harney dismissed the case against him “on its merits”.
The judge said proper practice is to get a note of indemnity completed or at the very least “know his name”.
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