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18 Aug 2022

240 hours community service imposed on Co. Tipperary man caught driving while disqualified 

240 hours community service imposed on Co. Tipperary man caught driving while disqualified 

A 26 year-old Mullinahone man spotted by a garda driving while his licence was disqualified, received a six year driving ban and 240 hours community service order at Cashel District Court. 

Judge Terence Finn imposed these penalties on Jason Grace of 8 Kickham Place, Mullinahone after he pleaded guilty to driving without insurance or a licence at Crohane, Killenaule on March 29. 

Gda. Ian Fitzpatrick told the court he was on patrol on this date when he saw Mr Grace driving a vehicle on a narrow road. He knew the defendant was disqualified from driving. 

He followed the vehicle and when he came around a bend he saw the car pulled into the side of the road. The vehicle was seized. 

Gda. Fitzpatrick outlined that Mr Grace had 12 previous convictions and received a four-year driving ban last year. 

Solicitor Colin Morrissey said his client apologised to the court and Gda. Fitzpatrick. The vehicle belonged to his client's cousin and he was driving a friend home. His client worked full time and went through a difficult period in 2018. 

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