Curragh based Defence Forces member gets 3 years driving ban at Naas District Court

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Curragh based Defence Forces member gets 3 years driving ban at Naas District Court
11:00 Sunday 9th of December 2018

A Defence Forces member  based at The Curragh has been banned from driving for three years.

The accused appeared before Naas District Court charged with exceeding the alcohol drink driving limit and being in possession of a pen knife, at Military Road, Newbridge, on December 31, 2016.

The dangerous driving charge was withdrawn.

At Naas District Court, Sgt Brian Jacob how the accused was on the 'wrong side of the road.'

The court heard how he 'hit a pedestrian barrier' and was brought to the Garda Station.

Evidence was given that an alcohol reading showed 290 microgrammes of alcohol per 100millilitres of breath.

Barrister Aisling Murphy said that the accused had in his possession a 'small credit card sized knife in his wallet.'

In court, Defence said that the accused has been in the army since he was 18-years-old and is now 23.

The court heard how the accused had no previous convictions.

Judge Zaidan convicted and fined the accused €500 and banned him from driving for three years.

Having a pen-knife was taken into consideration,

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