Penalty points scandal reveals vista worse than imagined
‘Stink of perjury’ replaced by worse odour as drink-driving figures prove to be ball of smoke
Nationally, the Garda has admitted that 147,000 people were wrongly summoned to court over alleged notice offences and that 10 per cent of them were convicted. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
“This courtroom is stinking of dishonesty and is stinking of perjury today,” he declared, as he handled the cases of 15 people who had said that they had never received fixed charge notices (FCNs) by post for speeding offences.