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Car fines for dead speedy's brother

By Jackie McKeown

THE brother of murdered drugs baron, Brendan 'Speedy' Fegan, has claimed he was so traumatised by his death that he crashed into a car.

THE brother of murdered drugs baron, Brendan 'Speedy' Fegan, has claimed he was so traumatised by his death that he crashed into a car.



Wayne Patrick Fegan claimed his brother's murder had such an effect on him that he reversed into a parked car - seven months after Speedy was gunned down.



But the 29-year-old was fined a total of £175 and was given six penalty points on his licence when he pleaded guilty to the driving charges at Newry Magistrates Court.



An RUC inspector said that Fegan, of Helen's Terrace, Newry, drove off after hitting the parked Peugeot car on December 6, months after his brother was gunned down in Newry's Hermitage bar.



His defence solicitor, Paul Fitzsimmons, said Fegan was coming from a field where he had been attending to two donkeys and reversed back some eight to ten feet.



He added that Fegan had two insurance policies but they did not cover that particular vehicle.



Mr Fitzsimmons claimed Fegan had got out to inspect the damage to the other car and could only see a small dent.



He spoke to a number of people in the area to find out who the owner was and also called at the house where the car was parked but left without a name.



Magistrate Paul Copeland imposed a £25 fine for non-production of Fegan's licence, £100 with six penalty points for no insurance and £50 with five points for failing to report the accident.

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