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25 Sept 2022

Man fined as obstruction causes woman to miss hospital appointment

Man parked car blocking exit from the woman's driveway, Letterkenny District Court hears

Letterkenny court house.

Letterkenny court house.

A Kildare man whose vehicle caused an obstruction leading a woman to be late for a hospital has been fined in court.

The woman contacted Gardaí in Milford on March 18, 2021.

On arrival at the scene, at The Square, Milford, Gardaí observed a white Honda CRV jeep.

Sergeant Gerard Dalton told Letterkenny District Court that the vehicle was sparked in front of an access way to an occupied house.

A woman told officers that she could not pass in the laneway as it was blocked. She was half-an-hour late for a hospital appointment, she said.

Various attempts were made to contact the owner of the vehicle, who returned a short time later.

Cornelius Cagney, 80, of Woodlands, Naas, was before Letterkenny District Court charged with parking in a manner that resulted in the vehicle obstructing an exit for vehicles from a premises.

The court heard that Cagney removed the vehicle when instructed. A fixed charge penalty notice was unpaid.

Judge Brendan O’Reilly convicted Cagney and fined him €260.

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