Plasterer sentenced again for motoring offences

Sunday 8th May 2022 3:01 am

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A 36-year-old man has been sentenced again for two motoring offences.

Przemyslaw Pasternak was previously given 11 penalty points but it has since been discovered that he already had four points on his licence.

This had not been taken into account when he was sentenced and would have meant he was banned, having reached 12 points.

Defence advocate Joseph Burrows said that his client had not intended to mislead the court and was aware he had the points, but as it was some time ago, he thought they were no longer on his licence.

Pasternak, who lives at Belmont Terrace in Douglas, told the court that he would lose his employment as a plasterer if he were banned from driving.

Magistrates reviewed the case and agreed that the 11 points had been handed out in order to put Pasternak on the verge of disqualification, as a deterrent, so they agreed to resentence him and give him seven points instead, meaning his total is now 11 and he is therefore not banned.

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