Court approves of free paintballing
A GLENEALY man who picked up his fifth conviction for driving without insurance gave 1,000 children free paintballing.
David Wachucha, 1 Annesbrook, Glenealy, appeared at Bray District Court last Thursday.
The matter had been put back for community service.
‘I don’t think there’ll be any point in sending him to prison,’ said Judge David Kennedy who handed down 200 hours of community service in lieu of four months in prison as well as a €1,500 fine. For driving while disqualified he fined him €500 as well as a three month suspended sentence. ‘ Any further and there will be a custodial sentence,’ said Judge Kennedy.
Wachucha pleaded guilty in February to having no insurance, no driving licence, and driving while disqualified at Rathdrum on June 22 last. He offered the charitable gesture at his paintballing facility as a token of remorse, the court heard.