Motorist drove while serving ban
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.