Man with 75 previous road convictions given four year sentence for carjacking
Published 14/07/2014 | 18:57
A young Dublin man with 75 previous convictions for road traffic offences has received a four year sentence for carjacking a pizza delivery man’s vehicle.
The delivery man had been returning to his vehicle after dealing with a customer when Daryl Bolger (22) ran up beside him, grabbed his keys and drove off.
Bolger wrote off the €8,000 Toyota Corolla later that day by accidentally crashing it into a lamp post. Detective Garda David Jennings said the victim got €7,750 back from the insurance company.
Bolger, of Kilcarrig Green, Tallaght, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to unlawful seizure at Drumcairn Parade, Tallaght on December 20, 2012.
He has 89 previous convictions since 2008, including road traffic offences, criminal damage, burglary, theft and public order offences.
Det Gda Jennings said Bolger got four years with two suspended for another carjacking and a burglary.
Judge Mary Ellen Ring told the court she would suspend the final two years of the latest sentence taking into account his remorse and drug and alcohol issues.
Detective Garda Jennings said a colleague found Bolger’s fingerprints in the vehicle and another witness had recognised his face when he took the car.
Sarah Jane O’Callaghan BL, defending, submitted to Judge Ellen Ring that her client started abusing drugs at an early age.
Judge Ring accepted that Bolger’s remorse was genuine and suspended the final two years of the sentence for two years.