Jail sentence for repeat offender
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.