A lorry driver who ploughed by means of a household’s backyard and missed hitting their household residence by inches after “dozing off” behind the wheel has been delay the highway for 2 years.
Arturas Plutusevicius’s lorry crashed by means of the backyard of an area household at Killyverry, Newtwoncunningham on the morning of January third, 2022.
The articulated lorry careered by means of a backyard gate, throughout a garden however got here to a standstill juts inches from the entrance wall of the home.
The accused man appeared at Letterkenny District Courtroom charged with harmful driving.
The court docket that no person was injured following the incident however the driver had been taken to Letterkenny College Hospital to be examined.
The 46-year-old accused was charged with harmful driving over the incident which occurred at 6.45am on January 3, 2022.
Solicitor for the accused, Ms Donna Crampsie, mentioned there had been a momentary lapse of focus and that Plutusevicius had dozed off on the wheel.
The lorry had crossed the highway and careered into the entrance backyard of the house.
She mentioned there had been no harm triggered to the home however a backyard gate had been broken however that had been remedied since.
Ms Crampsie added that her shopper was very remorseful over the incident.
Her shopper had been off for 2 days earlier than the incident and labored unsociable hours including that it took him a while to get again into his stream.
She added that there had been no difficulty with the tachograph on the lorry.
Plutusevicius, of Blackthorn Lodge, Balbriggan, County Dublin, was accompanied to court docket by his employer.
Responding, Decide Eiteain Cunningham mentioned it was the truth that the accused got here again drained after two days off work which involved her.
“Days off are to recuperate,” Decide Cunningham mentioned.
She added that she had ben requested to think about decreasing the cost to Part 52, one in every of careless driving.
Nevertheless, she added that the court docket was not ready to think about this contemplating the circumstances.
The court docket was instructed that Plutusevicius was a married man with three youngsters who had been in Eire for ten years and had spent the previous six years working for his present employer.
Decide Cunningham fined the accused €250 and disqualified him from driving for 2 years.
The disqualification was postponed till January 1st, 2024 and recognisances had been set within the occasion of an enchantment.
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