Mo­torist drove while serv­ing ban

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

Ed­uards Zavad­skis (38) of Bal­ly­lu­cas, Bal­ly­murn was found at the wheel of a Mercedes Sprinter van, de­spite hav­ing been banned for driv­ing for 10 years.

The Lat­vian man was stopped by Garda Kevin Burke at mid­night on Fe­bru­ary 29 last year with no pos­si­bil­ity of valid in­sur­ance be­ing in place as he will not be el­i­gi­ble to hold a li­cence un­til the year 2022.

Wex­ford Court was told that Zavad­skis had agreed to carry out a de­liv­ery run for a sick friend when he de­fied the ban im­posed for a drink drive of­fence.

The de­fen­dant was a di­vorced fa­ther of three, one of them with a new part­ner, the judge learned.

At the time of the of­fence, he was un­em­ployed and hun­gry but he now had a job earn­ing €350 per week.

Judge Gerard Haughton in­di­cated that the court in­tended to im­pose a com­mu­nity ser­vice in lieu of four months im­pris­on­ment be­fore ad­journ­ing for a pro­ba­tion re­port.

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