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*John Montaine. Photograph: John Mangan

The partner of Clare TD Violet Anne Wynne (IND), John Montaine is facing seven separate alleged offences under the Road Road Traffic Act including allegedly driving with no insurance and driving without a licence.

Judge Mary Larkin said to solicitor for Mr Mountaine, Patrick Moylan: “If he was stopped on October 21st last why hasn’t he produced his documents”.

Judge Mary Larkin made the comment at Kilrush District Court after being told that Mr Montaine (40) of Pella Rd, Kilrush is facing seven separate summons concerning seven separate alleged driving offences at Lack West Kilmihil in west Clare under the Road Traffic Act on October 21st last.

Mr Montaine is facing two summons of driving his 19 G registered vehicle at Lack Hill Kilmihil on October 21st with no driving licence and failing to produce a driving licence.

The summons is contrary to Section 38(1) and Section 40 of the Road Traffic Act.

Mr Montaine also faces a summons of driving the vehicle without an insurance policy contrary to Section 56 of the Road Traffic Act.

Mr Montaine also faces a summons of failing to produce for a Garda a certificate of insurance of a certificate of exemption in respect of his use of the vehicle on that occasion and also failed within 10 days to produce the documentation to a Garda.

This summons is contrary to Section 69 of the Road Traffic Acts.

Mr Montaine faces a separate summons concerning allegedly holding a mobile phone while driving his vehicle contrary to Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act at the same location on the same date.

Mr Montaine faces a further summons of being holder of a learner permit which required him to be accompanied by and under the supervision of a qualified driver contrary to Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act.

Mr Montaine is facing another summons of being a learner driving but not displaying rectangular plates or signs with the letter ‘L’ not less than 15 centimetres high in red on a white background also contrary to Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act.

Mr Montaine didn’t personally appear in court and was not required to be present. Solicitor for Mr Montaine, Patrick Moylan appeared on Mr Montaine’s behalf and requested an adjournment in the case.

In February, Deputy Wynne resigned from Sinn Féin in controversial circumstances.

The mother of six resigned from Sinn Féin alleging “psychological warfare” and said her recent pregnancy had been used as a “further stick to beat me with”. Deputy Wynne is continuing as an independent TD for Clare.

Judge Larkin adjourned the case to Kilrush District Court to July 19th.

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