Jail for Limerick driver who was banned, uninsured and over the limit

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Limerick District Court was told Wesley O’Sullivan was also disqualified when he was stopped while driving

Limerick District Court was told Wesley O’Sullivan was also disqualified when he was stopped while driving

A MAN who was caught driving in Limerick without insurance for the fifth time has been jailed for five months.

Limerick District Court was told Wesley O’Sullivan, aged 21, who has an address at Drominbeg, Rhebogue was also disqualified when he was stopped while driving at St Munchin’s Street, St Mary’s Park on January 13, last.

The defendant supplied a breath sample after he was stopped which confirmed he was over the legal alcohol limit.

Inspector Padraig Byrnes said the defendant has a total of nine previous convictions of which four relate to driving without insurance.

Prior to January’s offence, the defendant was disqualified from driving for eight years on May, 17, 2017.

Solicitor Con Barry said his client, who is not currently working, had put his hands up, accepts he did an “awfully stupid thing” and wishes to apologise for his actions.

Noting Mr O’Sullivan’s previous record Judge Marie Keane said his behaviour was “simply outrageous” and cannot be tolerated.

“You have no regard for your own safety or that of the public,” she said adding that she had “no alternative”  but to impose a prison sentence.

The defendant was disqualified for ten years and sentenced to five months’ imprisonment for driving without insurance.

A separate one year driving ban (to be served concurrently) was imposed in relation to the drink-driving charge along with a €250 fine.

A charge relating to Mr O’Sullivan’s late arrival in court on a previous date was taken into consideration.