Driver ignored stop sign and smashed vehicle into a field
A driver who went though a stop sign at a crossroads crashed into a vehicle and forced it into a nearby field.
Kishor Kunnumpurathu Wilson (35) caused extensive damage to the other vehicle, which was towing a trailer with a quad bike, when the trailer turned over.
Judge Cormac Dunne fined Wilson €750 but did not disqualify him from driving.
At Swords District Court, the defendant, of Beechtree, in Oldtown, Co Dublin, admitted a charge of careless driving.
The incident took place near Oldtown on October 13 last year.
Garda Joseph Carolan said that Wilson drove through a stop sign and collided with another vehicle.
He added that the other vehicle was pulling a trailer, which had a quad bike on it.
Gda Carolan said the vehicle was sent through the gate of a nearby field.
The trailer turned over and there was extensive damage to the vehicles. However, there was no major injury to anyone, said Gda Carolan.
The officer said that Wilson was driving along narrow country roads, and the incident happened at a crossroads.
Defence solicitor Bernard Stobie said it was raining on the day in question.
The court heard Wilson was a married man with two young children.
Mr Stobie said that the defendant was very sorry for his driving, and the court was told that he had never been in trouble before.
Mr Stobie also asked the judge not to disqualify Wilson from road use as he lived in a rural area and needed to keep his driving licence to be able to get around.