Naas Court today hears man drives into garden wall at a Co Kildare home while drunk

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Naas Court today hears man drives into garden wall at a Co Kildare home while drunk
13:11 Thursday 19th of October 2017

A man who drove into a garden of a Co Kildare home while under the influence of alcohol has been banned from driving for three years.

The man appeared before Naas District Court today, facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and not having car insurance, on October 30, 2016, at College Park, Newbridge.

Garda Declan Murphy outlined to the court how there was a road traffic collision.

He said: "The car was partially covering over the wall,it was perpendicular with the footpath."

Evidence was heard how the accused was found to have a reading of 77 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The court heard how the home was unoccupied at the time and that insurance has covered compensation to the damages caused to the wall.

Evidence was given that the accused has three previous convictions. He had a previous conviction for drink driving dating back to 2004.

Defence Barrister, Sarah Connolly,outlined that the accused 'made admissions' at the scene.

Addressing the accused, Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered the accused that he could be facing a €10,000 fine, €5000 each for drink driving and not having insurance.

He was banned for three years concurrent, three years for drink driving and three years for not having insurance.

No road tax was taken into consideration.

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