Prison for no insurance

A Portlaoise man was last week given jail time and put off the road having been convicted of motoring offences.

A Portlaoise man was last week given jail time and put off the road having been convicted of motoring offences.

Before the district court in Portlaoise was Trevor McAleer, with an address at 102 St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise.

He was charged with driving without insurance, and failure to produce his driving licence, at The Heath, Portlaoise, on May 10 last year. Garda Colm Coffey gave evidence to the court.

McAleer had 41 previous convictions, including two for no insurance.

Defence, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick admitted that McAleer had been convicted the previous week of road traffic offences. He is currently serving a prison sentence of 12 months.

Judge Catherine Staines imposed a one-month sentence on the no insurance charge and disqualified him from driving for four years. The judge struck out the charge of failing to produce his driving licence.