December 3, 2023

An Annagry man has averted a driving ban after being caught driving at an extreme pace of 171km/h.

James Sharkey was detected driving 71km/h over the 100km/h pace restrict at Coolboy Large, travelling within the course of Kilmacrennan, on April 3, 2023.

Gardai stopped Sharkey, a 36-year-old with an deal with at Bayview Home, Annagry, and charged him with harmful driving.

Sharkey’s solicitor mentioned his shopper was driving on a straight stretch of highway, which was dry on the time. Sharkey was on his manner again from working within the UK, the place he works lengthy hours, the solicitor advised Letterkenny District Court docket.

“This was a silly mistake and a rush of blood to the pinnacle,” he mentioned, including {that a} driving licence was crucial for Sharkey’s employment. “The lack of his licence would imply the lack of his job.”

Choose Ciaran Liddy accepted a plea to a cost of careless driving. Sharkey was fined €150 and given three months to pay.

Donegal man caught rushing at 171km avoids driving ban was final modified: October seventeenth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin