Monday 20 November 2017

Butcher rode scrambler bike on footpath at high speed as it was 'the best way to get it home'

Photo: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing
Photo: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

Andrew Phelan

AN out-of-work butcher caught driving a scrambler motorbike dangerously on a footpath thought it was the best way to get it home, a court heard.

David McCormac (31) had just bought the bike which was shipped from China when gardai saw him speeding on the path.

Judge Cormac Dunne fined him €50 and banned him from driving for two years.

McCormac, of The Steeples, Chapelizod admitted dangerous driving at Tyrconnel Road, Inchicore, last March 26.

Dublin District Court heard gardai on patrol saw McCormac driving a small orange scrambler bike at excessive speeds on the path.

A large number of members of the public were present at the time. Gardai gave chase and stopped the accused nearby.

McCormac came from a large family with 10 brothers and sisters.

He had worked as a butcher but was currently unemployed, his lawyer said.

He hoped to re-enter employment in the near future.

He had just bought the scrambler which he had shipped from China and was "attempting to transport it to his house", his lawyer said.

"The thought process was the best way to do it would be to drive it and he thought because of its small size he should drive it on the footpath."

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