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An 'appalling' past record of driving offences

Published 20/11/2012 | 09:22

A GLENBRIEN MAN with an 'appalling record' was given a suspended six month prison sentence and a ten year driving ban at Gorey District Court last week, after appearing on motoring charges.

Michael Larkin (41) of 3 Clonmore Lower, Glenbrien, was before the court charged with driving without insurance, a licence, or an NCT, at Ballylucas, Ballymurn, on March 5 last, as well as failing to produce evidence of a licence or insurance afterwards.

It emerged he had four previous drink driving convictions, and three for no insurance. He was banned from driving in 2010 for eight years. He'd also been given suspended prison sentences and community service previously. His solicitor told the court his client hadn't been in trouble since 2008, until this incident. He'd driven to the shop for food, as his partner's relatives were expected on a visit.

Judge Gerard Haughton noted he had an 'appalling record' and on the no insurance charge, gave him a six month sentence in prison, suspended on condition he be of good behaviour for two years. For driving while disqualified, he banned him from driving for ten years.

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