Naas Judge warns lorry driver about importance of having booster seat

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Naas Judge warns lorry driver  about importance of having booster seat
18:11 Wednesday 14th of February 2018

A long-distance lorry driver appeared before Naas District Court facing charges of having a child in the car he was driving, without a booster seat.

Garda evidence outlined how on February 18, 2017, at Coill Dubh, Kildare, there was a checkpoint.

Evidence was given that there were a number of children in the car and that a four -year-old child did not have a booster seat.

In court, the accused said that the child was not his and that he was 'only doing a favour for a person.'

He said: "Someone had died on the day, I don't drink, I had seat-belts on the children, I did not have a booster seat."

Defence Solicitor, Conal Boyce said: "This was in unusual circumstances."

Addressing the accused, Judge Zaidan said: "Do you understand the significance of having a booster seat for your child?"

The accused said that he did not get the fixed penalty notice as it had been addressed to his wife.

Judge Zaidan convicted and fined the accused €80, with six months to pay.

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