Jail sen­tence for re­peat of­fender

Wexford People - - NEWS -

Seven months in jail were pre­scribed by Judge Ger­ard Haughton for re­peat mo­tor­ing of­fender Johnny Con­nors (28) with an ad­dress at Kil­lag in Dun­cormick.

The of­fender was de­tected be­hind the wheel on De­cem­ber 6 last by Sergeant Charles O’Gor­man at Bal­lycog­ley.

The de­fen­dant had no valid in­sur­ance of li­cence and was on the road de­spite be­ing banned for ten years and jailed for six months in 2015 on con­vic­tion for sim­i­lar of­fences.

Solic­i­tor Col­lette Cul­leton told the Dis­trict Court her client was driv­ing to a chemist shop on the day that he met the sergeant.

She stated that Con­nors at­tended a sub­stance abuse clinic, with the goal of be­com­ing methadone free.

His part­ner was ex­pect­ing the cou­ple’s first child, Ms Cul­leton re­vealed, be­fore in­di­cat­ing that her client was pre­pared to carry out com­mu­nity ser­vice if given the op­por­tu­nity to do so.

The judge re­sponded that the drug prob­lem had noth­ing to do with the driv­ing prob­lem, not­ing that Con­nors had shown ab­so­lute dis­re­gard for the court’s dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion or­der.

Con­sec­u­tive prison sen­tences of two months for the lack of driv­ing li­cence and five months for the lack of in­sur­ance were recorded.

How­ever, the de­fen­dant posted bail be­fore the end of the day’s court sit­ting and in­di­cated his in­ten­tion to ap­peal the mat­ter. elec­tronic items – worth €5,650.

The ac­cused was re­manded in cus­tody at the Ober­stown ju­ve­nile de­ten­tion cen­tre un­til Septem­ber 18.

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