Teenager banned from driving for three years
By Brendan Grehan
A TEENAGER who twice drove without insurance was banned from the road for three years by Tallaght Court.
Judge Patricia McNamara also sentenced Craig Killeen to 140 hours community service and to five months detention, suspended for one year.
Killeen, aged 18, with an address at Glenshane Crescent, Tallaght, pleaded guilty to having no insurance and no driving licence at Killinarden Heights, Tallaght, on July 14, 2017, and at Fortunestown Way, also Tallaght, on October 2, 2017.
Sergeant Michael Ahern told Judge McNamara that Killen had been stopped on both dates and had later failed to produce his driving licence and insurance at Tallaght Garda station.
He said Killeen had 19 previous convictions.
At Tallaght Court on June 22 last, he had received a probation order for theft and simple possession of drugs.
At District Court 55 on May 14 last, he had received a two-year ban for no insurance.
Judge McNamara noted that Killeen had three previous convictions for no insurance.
Killeen’s solicitor, Michael Hennessy, said his client had a difficult childhood.
He said Killeen would be willing to do community service.
On the July offences, Judge McNamara sentenced Killeen to 140 hours community service in lieu of four months detention and imposed a three-year driving ban. She also fined him €200.
For the October offences, she sentenced Killeen to five months detention suspended for one year, banned him from driving for three years and fined him €200.