Naas Judge today bans man from driving for 4 years

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Naas Judge today bans man from driving for 4 years
19:18 Wednesday 13th of June 2018

A man who Naas District Court heard had been visiting his mother's grave before becoming involved in a road accident was banned from driving for four years today.

Evidence was given today at Naas District Court by Garda Ronan Mannion, how on March 11, 2017, at Dublin Road, Naas, the accused, who was driving a motorbike was in a collision with a car.

Garda Mannion outlined that the accused had a smell of cannabis and his speech was slurred.

The Garda outlined how the accused was 'very polite' and had no previous convictions.

Aisling Murphy B.L. said:"This is a sad set of circumstances. The filter light may have been the cause of the accident. He had smoked a joint of cannabis, he had been at his mother's grave."

Evidence was heard how his mother had been buried three days before he was charged with drug driving.

The court heard how  the 59-year-old separated man, without any children, earns a social welfare payment of  €198 per week.

Judge Bernadette Owens convicted and fined the accused €200, he was banned from driving for two years.

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