Unroadworthy refuse truck charge
THE Parish of St Helier has been charged with supplying an unroadworthy refuse truck and allowing it to be used on the road.
The parish, which was represented in court by Director of Municipal Services Debra Dorleans, is charged with having on or about 25 October last year supplying or permitting to be supplied a blue Dennis Eagle Elite refuse vehicle ‘the condition of which rendered it unroadworthy and the use of it on a road in that condition would be unlawful’.
A second charge alleges that the condition of the vehicle meant ‘that danger was caused, or was likely to be caused, to anyone in or on the vehicle or on a road’.
The parish was charged alongside Piers Adam Tharme (48), of Grande Route de St Ouen, St Ouen, who faces an identical charge of supplying the unroadworthy vehicle and a second charge of using the dangerous vehicle on the road.
Advocate Christopher Austin, defending Mr Tharme, said that a legal issue had arisen that needed to be resolved. Advocate James Angus, who was representing the parish, said that there was an issue over the legal definition of the word permitted.
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