A man was caught smoking a cigarette in a work vehicle has been charged with smoking in a smoke-free place.
David Cherry is accused of committing the offence in his employer’s van, which was parked in a Limavady car park on May 31 last year.
On Wednesday, Limavady Magistrates Court heard that Cherry was sitting a van bearing the logo ‘Club’ on the side when he was spotted lighting up a cigarette.
An enforcement officer approached the defendant, whose address was given on court papers as Lowwood Gardens, Belfast, and asked him to provide his details however he drove off, the court was told.
A prosecuting solicitor told the court that costs incurred were £125 legal fees and £32 court costs.
Adjourning the case until March 19, District Judge Liam McNally commented that it was an ‘expensive smoke’ for Cherry, whose age was not disclosed in court papers.
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