Driver banned for 10 years be­hind wheel of van

Wexford People - - NEWS -

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. of his ac­tions, im­pos­ing a five month sen­tence to date from Septem­ber 1.

The con­victed man was ush­ered by gar­daí from the court­room shout­ing: ‘I’ve done noth­ing to that woman.’ tle­bridge was at the wheel of a sil­ver Ford Fo­cus when she was in­volved in a head-on col­li­sion with an on­com­ing BMW in Oc­to­ber of last year.

De­fend­ing so­lic­i­tor Der­mot Davis ap­peared for the lone par­ent de­fen­dant and he told Judge Gerard Haughton that, though his client had col­lected the money to pay for cover, she had had not taken out the in­sur­ance.

Her re­cently ac­quired sec­ond hand pur­chase was scrapped as a re­sult of the ac­ci­dent, Mr Davis added be­fore Ms Hunt was fined a to­tal of €500, for care­less driv­ing and mo­tor in­sur­ance of­fences.

She was also put off the road for two years.

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