Thursday 23 November 2017

Crash driver banned for twelve years


THREE driving bans of four years each and hefty fines were imposed at Gorey District Court on a hospital porter who drove without insurance and crashed into the rear of another vehicle on the N11 last January.

Anthony Donohue (65), formerly of 6 Ballycanew Court, Ballycanew, and now living at Apartment 1, 88 Main Street, Gorey, rear ended a car at 25 km/h in a line of traffic on the N11 at Boleybaun, Gorey, at 7.50 a.m. on January 5 last.

He pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified; driving without insurance; and careless driving. The court heard he had previous motoring convictions, and was banned from driving for two years in 2010.

Solicitor Maeve Breen said he client was depending on a lift to Dublin, but it was cancelled, and no taxis or buses were available, so he took the car, and admitted he shouldn't have, but he was anxious to get to work.

He has no vehicle at all now and he is now living near public transport, she said. For no insurance, Judge Haughton fined him €600 and banned him from driving for four years. For careless driving, he fined him €400, and disqualified him for four years; while the charge of driving while disqualified, earned him a fine of €500 and another four year ban.

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