Limerick man caught driving for fifteenth time with no insurance

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

The man with 14 previous convictions for driving without insurance was up in court for... no insurance, Kilmallock Court heard

The man with 14 previous convictions for driving without insurance was up in court for... no insurance, Kilmallock Court heard

A COUNTY Limerick man with 14 previous convictions for driving without insurance was up in court for... no insurance, Kilmallock Court heard.

Gerard Mason, aged 60, of Clare Kaye Cottage, Towerhill, Cappamore pleaded guilty to no driving licence, no NCT and no insurance.

Sergeant Michelle Leahy said Mason was stopped by gardai at Drombane, Dromkeen on April 8, 2016.

Sgt Leahy said Mason has 94 previous convictions including 14 for no insurance.

Kevin Power, solicitor for Mason, said his client’s record is “very poor”.

“His brother was in hospital at the time. He subsequently died. He wanted to go visit him. That’s the reason he was in the car,” said Mr Power.

The solicitor said Mason is currently serving a five month prison sentence.

“I am in your hands,” Mr Power told Judge Marian O’Leary.

Judge O’Leary imposed a four month prison sentence consecutive to the sentence Mason is serving, disqualified him from driving for 10 years and fined him €500. He was also fined €200 for no NCT and €300 for no driving licence.