Limerick driver banned for ‘flagrant breach of the law’

Norma Prendiville

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Limerick driver banned for ‘flagrant breach of the law’

Newcastle West Court heard it was the defendant's third charge for the same offence in three years

IT was, Judge Mary Larkin said, a complete flagrant breach of the law when she convicted an Abbeyfeale man on his third offence of failing to restrain a child under three years in the vehicle he was driving. 

Twice, earlier this year, Inspector Liam Wallace told the court, James O’Brien, 1 Colbert Terrace, Abbeyfeale had been fined for similar offences. 

This offence, the court heard occurred at Loughill last November 8 when he was stopped by Garda John Marsh who said O’Brien was driving a van and all the seats were at the front of the vehicle. 

Judge Larkin disqualified O’Brien from driving for six months for failing to restrain a child with a seat belt but put a stay on the disqualification until July 23. She fixed recognisance with leave to appeal at €250.