Speeding charge dismissed due to post mix up

Speeding charge dismissed due to post mix up

Speeding charge dismissed due to post mix up

A Lifford man had a speeding charge dismissed after Letterkenny District Court heard there was a regular mail mix-up in his area because of a lack of street signage.

Kevin Blakely of 27 Beechwood Park, Lifford was detected travelling at 71kmph in a 50kmph zone at Glebe, Stranorlar on July 20th by Garda John Sweeney.

Kevin Blakely was identified as the registered owner and a fixed penalty notice was sent on July 24th which was not paid.

Blakely told the court he did not receive the notice and said he was regularly subjected to missing mail or receiving the post of others due to what he claimed was the lack of signage in the estate where he lived.

He said there was no sign to indicate where Beechwood Park was and he said there was another area in the estate also known as Beechwood. There was no way of distinguishing between them, he added.

Garda Inspector Michael Harrison said he was aware of the situation and the information was correct.

Judge Seamus Hughes said he accepted Mr Blakely was a "credible witness" and dismissed the charge.