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Farm labourer given chance to avoid jail

Published 18/12/2012 | 17:54

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A 23-YEAR- OLD farm labourer was warned that he will be going to prison for five months if he does not avail of one last chance to co-operate with the Probation service.

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A report on the suitability of Maksimas Sirekas, South Shore Road, Rush to carry out community service work was to have been before Balbriggan District Court last week. However, Sirekas, who drive without insurance or a licence while disqualified, did not understand a letter he received from the Probation service to attend an appointment and made no attempt to have it translated for him. He pleaded guilty at Balbriggan District Court in October 18 to driving without insurance at Upper Main Street, Rush on August 8 while he was already banned under a drink driving conviction. Remanding the case to February 7 2013, Judge Dermot Dempsey warned that if he is not deemed suitable for 240 hours of community service, or he fails to meet with the Probation service, he is going to jail for five months.

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