Driver ar­rested af­ter crash

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A driver ar­rested for drunk driv­ing was and who was in­volved in a crash had been act­ing as a Good Sa­mar­i­tan, Sligo Dis­trict Court was told.

Sum­moned for drunk driv­ing at Creevy­more, Clif­foney on July 5 th 2017 was Thomas Car­mody (38) of 8 McDer­mott Ter­race, Manorhamil­ton.

Mr Mark Mul­laney, solic­i­tor (de­fend­ing) pleaded that the de­fen­dant was act­ing as a Good Sa­mar­i­tan on the evening when bring­ing a fe­male friend who was in a dis­tressed state to hos­pi­tal. There was an ac­ci­dent and a sam­ple showed a read­ing of 91mgs of al­co­hol per 100mls of urine. The de­fen­dant was a learner driver at the time and no longer had a car, said Mr Mul­laney.

Car­mody, a fa­ther of five, had two pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for not hav­ing in­sur­ance and in 2011 he got a five year sus­pended term in re­la­tion to an ex­tor­tion of­fence, said In­spec­tor Donal Sweeney. Judge Kevin Kil­rane fined the de­fen­dant €200 and banned him from driv­ing for three years.

At the same court, Nora Ward (43), 1 Glen­view Park, Ash Lane was fined €200 and banned from driv­ing for two years for not hav­ing in­sur­ance at Lake Isle Road on De­cem­ber 21st 2017. The court was told that there were two chil­dren seated in the rear of the Ford Tran­sit van she was driv­ing un­re­strained. There were no seats in the cargo area, said In­spec­tor Donal Sweeney. Ms Laura Spell­man, solic­i­tor (de­fend­ing) pleaded there had been a feud and the chil­dren were walk­ing to school and saw the other fam­ily in­volved at the cor­ner and felt they could not walk past so rang their mother who drove down in the van to en­sure the safety of her chil­dren.

“It was un­usual cir­cum­stances,” pleaded Ms Spell­man.

Judge Kil­rane fined the de­fen­dant an ad­di­tional €100.

Also at the Dis­trict Court, Sasha McDon­agh, 27 Cran­more Place and now said to be liv­ing in Spain, was fined €200 for not hav­ing tax on his car on Oc­to­ber 3rd 2017 at Pearse Road. The tax was out since June 2017.

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