Five months for disqualified driver

A Limerick man with 79 previous convictions was last week given a five-month sentence for driving while disqualified.

Inspector Aidan Farrelly gave evidence that William Harty, 12 Church View, Askeaton, Limerick, also gave a false name and address to gardaí when they demanded his documents, after he was stopped driving at the M7 Trumera, Portlaoise, on March 1.

Defence, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick said that her client, who was currently serving a sentence, had given an undertaking to seek help for his drinking and was anxious to rehabilitate.

Judge John Coughlan initially disqualified Harty from driving for 30 years, however Ms Fitzpatrick informed him that Judge Catherine Staines had already disqualified him for 20 years.

Judge Coughlan instead imposed a five-month sentence, concurrent.


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