Search

22/10/2021

Tipperary mother banned from driving encountered gardaí during a school journey

Clonmel District Court

Clonmel District Court. Stock photo

A mother has received a suspended sentence and a driving ban at Clonmel District Court for road traffic offences.

Hazel Grogan of 16 Ashgrove Lawns, Clonmel pleaded guilty to driving without insurance and a driver’s licence at the N24 bypass in Clonmel on January 22, 2020.

Sergeant Carol O’Leary said the defendant has two previous convictions and received a two-year driving disqualification in December 2019.

Defence solicitor Eamonn Hayes said his client is a mother of five and lives alone with her children, whose father died in tragic circumstances a number of years ago.

His client encountered gardaí during a school journey and has accepted that she was disqualified from driving at the time.

Judge Terence Finn sentenced the defendant to a total of five months of imprisonment, suspended on a Section 99 bond for a period of two years.

The judge also imposed a four-year driving disqualification and a €500 fine.

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.