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25 May 2022

Forklift driver in Midlands banned after crash in the Midlands

Forklift driver hit with two year ban after collision in the Midlands  FILE PIC

Forklift driver hit with two year ban after collision in the Midlands FILE PIC

A man in the Midlands found to be over the drink driving limit after being involved in a road crash has been put off the road for two years.

Dailis Kamols, 4 Miller Square, Lusk, Dublin pleaded guilty at last week’s sitting of Longford District Court to drink driving following an incident at MacEoin Park, Longford on January 2, 2022.

The court was told by Sgt Mark Mahon, for the State, of how gardaí had been called to the scene of a road crash shortly after midday.

When they arrived, the defendant was found intoxicated inside a car and produced a reading of 46mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

Judge Bernadette Owens was informed the result was one which was just above the one year threshold for a driving disqualification.

Frank Gearty, for the defence, said his client was a man of otherwise good character who had “taken a chance” on the day in question.

“He is a forklift driver and cooperated fully with gardaí and he will be substantially discommoded by this,” said Mr Gearty.
Judge Owens banned Mr Kamols from driving for two years, fining him €300 in the process.

In being given four months to pay, a second charge of no insurance was struck out after documentation illustrating Mr Kamols’ innocence was handed into the court.

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