Driver with no insurance banned from the road for three years and given 200 hours community service

A DRIVER who had no insurance has been banned from the road for three years by Blanchardstown District Court.

Gary Corry, aged 37, with an address at Croftwood Gardens, Ballyfermot, pleaded guilty to having no insurance and no driving licence at Coldcut Road, Clondalkin, on August 6, 2018.

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Blanchardstown District Court

Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Judge David McHugh that on the above date, a garda stopped Corry in a Peugeot 307.

She said the garda asked Corry for his driving licence and he said he had none. Sgt Callaghan told Judge McHugh that Corry was disqualified at the time of the incident.

She said Corry had six previous convictions.

At Dublin Circuit Court Appeals Court on November 12, 2018, Corry had received a three-year ban for drunken driving. On July 12, 2018, Corry had been fined €400 and got a two-year ban for drunken driving.

Corry’s solicitor, Kelly Breen, said her client had got the car and was hoping to do it up. She said Corry “took a chance” when he drove the car and shouldn’t have driven.

Ms Breen said Corry is a father of four children, aged from 7 to 17.

She said Corry has “been out of work a long time” but had got a job working 19-and-a-half hours a week through Obair.

Judge McHugh said he would not send Corry to jail. He sentenced Corry to 200 hours community service with three months imprisonment in default and imposed a three-year driving ban.

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