Marcin Marchel (44), Ivy House, Old Pound, Ballybrittas, was charged with drug possession, no insurance, driving under the influence of an intoxicant, and having a fraudulent tax disc, at Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington, on July 12, 2018. The accused had four previous convictions.
Defence, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick said the accused had moved the car a short distance and had been using amphetamines at the time.
For drug possession, the accused was given the probation act, section 1.2.; for no insurance, he was fined €300, and also disqualified from driving; for driving under the influence of an intoxicant, he was fined €300 and disqualified from driving for four years; the fourth charge was taken into consideration.
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