A man told a Judge he would be walking home after being fined €2,500 for having green diesel in his van.
The man, a labourer, said he was unemployed and was driving around in his van some for some work.
Speaking at Letterkenny District Court, Judge Paul Kelly told the man that the maximum fine was €5,000 but he was reducing it to €2,500.
“It’s an expensive way to buy your diesel,” Judge Kelly told the man as he was leaving the court.
The man turned around and replied “It is indeed. I think I’ll walk home now.”
Everyone, including Judge Kelly, allowed themselves a smile