Aggrieved motorist pays the penalty for gesture to traffic warden

An apparently aggrieved motorist who previously had been given a parking ticket approached a local traffic warden in the town carrying the fines. He tore the fines up and threw them in front of the warden, Ardee District Court heard.

An apparently aggrieved motorist who previously had been given a parking ticket approached a local traffic warden in the town carrying the fines. He tore the fines up and threw them in front of the warden, Ardee District Court heard.

It turned out to be an expensive gesture. Michael Baylon of Cappockstown, Ardee was prosecuted for creating litter in a public place at Castle Street in the town on September 28th last.

This resulted in Judge Patrick McMahon fining him €500 plus €450 in expenses and €250 costs. He allowed two months to pay or 90 days imprisonment in default.