Suspended sen­tence for tak­ing ex-part­ner’s car

Wexford People - - NEWS -

A 42-year-old man who took his es­tranged part­ner’s car in Wex­ford was picked up by gar­daí in En­nis­cor­thy. Ja­son (or Jayson) Power of 87 St Ai­dan’s Cres­cent, Wex­ford ap­peared at the Dis­trict Court sit­ting in Ard­ca­van to ad­mit unau­tho­rised tak­ing of the ve­hi­cle at White­rock Cres­cent on May 18, 2014.

Solic­i­tor Tim Cum­mings said his client had been a chronic drug user in the past but was now on a methadone pro­gramme. Power at­tended the court sit­ting in Ard­ca­van on crutches and Mr Cum­mings said he had re­cently been in­volved in a road ac­ci­dent. The ac­cused was now res­i­dent in Tagh­mon, to get away from temp­ta­tions on of­fer in town, the solic­i­tor said.

Judge Ger­ard Haughton suspended an eight-month prison sen­tence for the unau­tho­rised tak­ing, adding a five-year driv­ing ban.

A four-month sen­tence for driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance was also suspended.

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