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Drunk dad sped through village

A FATHER-of-three who mounted a footpath as he drove at high speed through a north Dublin village was three times over the legal driving limit, a court heard.

Peter Connolly (24) admitted he has a drink problem and claimed he was attending AA meetings three times each week.

Judge David Anderson banned Connolly from driving for four years and ordered him to complete 100 hours' community service in lieu of four months in custody.

Connolly, of no fixed abode, admitted before Swords District Court to charges of drunken driving as well as driving without insurance in Donabate village shortly after 11pm on December 28 last year.

James O'Brien, defending, said his client worked in construction for a number of years, but is currently unemployed.

Man on stolen camera charge

A MAN accused of handling over €8,000 worth of stolen camera equipment has been remanded on continuing bail for DPP's directions on the charges.

Omid Zolfaghari (27) was allegedly caught with the Nikon specialist camera equipment by detectives in Crumlin.

Judge Ann Ryan adjourned the matter for two weeks.

Zolfaghari, of Marlay Court South in Rathfarnham, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with three counts of handling stolen property at Crumlin Road on January 11.