FOUR MONTHS’ JAIL FOR WHEELCHAIR BOUND MAN CAUGHT DRIVING WHILE DISQUALIFIED

27 May 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A wheelchair-bound 28-year-old Co Galway man who was caught driving while disqualified following a road accident in the Monaghan area last year was given concurrent four-month prison sentences and put off the road for 10 years when he appeared at Monaghan District Court on Monday last.
Dean Loughrey (28) of Kilmeen, Loughrey, Co Galway pleaded guilty to a number of charges including driving while disqualified, driving without a licence, having no insurance and failing to produce insurance at Tullyhirm Monaghan on 27th May 2010.
Superintendent Michael Clancy said the charges in this case arose from a minor road traffic accident that the defendant was involved in on the Armagh Road junction on 27th May 2010. It had emerged in a garda investigation that he had no insurance or driving licence. He had in fact been disqualified from driving on 24th March 2010, and had quite a number of previous convictions.
At Athenry District Court on 10th May 2009 he had been disqualified for five years and fined €100 for drunk driving and careless driving. A further fine for €50 for possession of drugs had been imposed.
He had earlier convictions for no insurance, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, dangerous driving and public order offences.
Judge Sean MacBride said the situation was that Mr Loughrey was disqualified from driving at the time of the offence before the court.
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