€300 INSURANCE FINE FOR FEMALE OWNER OF FATAL CRASH CAR

14 May 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A €300 FINE for allowing a vehicle to be driven with no insurance has been imposed on a 42-year-old Latvian woman who was the owner of a car in which a fellow national, Mr Edvins Danilovs, was killed when the vehicle went off the road at Crowey, Silverstream, Monaghan (on the R185, which links the main N12 Monaghan–Middletown road to Glaslough) on Saturday 13th April 2013.

At Monday’s sitting of Monaghan District Court, Ms Kornelija Leitane, who has an address at SMA Father’s House, Drumneen, Claremorris, Co Mayo, pleaded guilty to having no insurance as owner of the vehicle, and to also having a bald right rear tyre on it on the occasion.

The 2004-registered Renault Scénic was being driven by another Latvian woman at the time, Ms Agnece Cace, now aged 30, who had an address at 19 High Street, Monaghan. Ms Cace was given a one-month prison sentence, suspended for three months, at Monaghan Circuit Court last November, when she pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving.

She was also fined €500 and disqualified from driving for three years at the Circuit Court hearing, which had been told that the car went out of control and struck a ditch.

At Monday’s hearing before Judge Denis McLoughlin, Garda Seamus Bruen said the case arose from a single-vehicle road traffic collision that had resulted in the death of 43-year-old Mr Edvins Danilovs.

The vehicle was driven by Ms Agnece Cace, while the owner of the car was the defendant, Ms Kornelija Leitane. They were coming from a house party, after which Ms Cace had offered to drive the car because the defendant had a few drinks. It was later found that Ms Cace had no driving licence and was therefore not insured to drive the vehicle, even though Mr Leitane’s insurance was valid.

A PSV examination of the vehicle also found it had one bald tyre.

The defendant had no previous convictions, Gda Bruen confirmed to Judge McLoughlin. She was fully …

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