A MAN has been banned from driving for eight years and given a suspended six-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to driving without insurance.
Latvian Bozis Armands was arrested by gardai while driving on High Street, Limerick City, on September 28, 2012.
He was banned from driving at the time.
Armands had 27 previous convictions, including for driving without insurance; drink driving; failing to give gardai a sample of blood/urine; intoxication in a public place; and engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour.
Limerick District Court heard how Armands was driving a red Mercedez Benz MPV when he was pulled over and questioned.
He was also fined €150.