Limerick driver caught for third time without insurance jailed and banned

Donal O'Regan


Donal O'Regan


Limerick driver caught for third time without insurance jailed and banned

Kilmallock Court heard the motorist had two previous no insurance convictions

A LEARNER-driver was caught driving without a driver’s licence or insurance in Cappamore three times in a year.

Glen Darcy, 28, with addresses at Dromsally Woods, Cappamore and at O’Connell Road, Tipperary Town pleaded guilty to a number of offences.

Kilmallock Court heard that Mr Darcy was stopped by Detective Sergeant Ted Riordan at Dromclogher, Cappamore on January 12, 2018 and that Garda John Ryan stopped him at Main Street, Cappamore on January 23, 2018. He was stopped by Garda Ryan again at the the same location on August 31, 2018.

Judge Marian O’Leary was told Mr Darcy has two previous convictions for driving without insurance.

Kevin Power, solicitor for Darcy, said his client’s record in relation to road traffic offences “isn’t great”.

“They all occurred in the Cappamore area. His partner and child live in Cappamore. He was in foster care for 19 years. He had a difficult upbringing. He led a chaotic lifestyle for a period,” he told the court.

“He currently resides in Tipperary town. He has work lined up in forestry for the summer,” added Mr Power, who asked Judge Marian O’Leary to allow his client to do community service instead of serving a custodial sentence

Imposing sentence, Judge O’Leary commented that Mr Darcy was caught twice in two weeks for no insurance.

A four month prison sentence was imposed by Judge O’Leary for the insurance charges. He was disqualified from driving for six years and fined a total of €1,900 for other offences including driving without a qualified driver.