A person has been jailed for 3 months and postpone the highway for six years after being repeatedly caught driving with out insurance coverage.
Milan Armlich was despatched to jail when he appeared at Letterkenny District Courtroom this week.
The 44-year-old, with an tackle at Fairgeen Park, Lengthy Lane, Letterkenny, confronted three prices of driving with out insurance coverage on dates in 2018, 2019 and 2020 having had earlier convictions for related offences.
Particulars of the fees got to the court docket by Sergeant Jim Collins.
On September 20, 2018, Gardai stopped Armlich at Rowan Park, Letterkenny. There have been no paperwork seen on the automobile he was driving. Armlich was charged with driving with out insurance coverage and driving with no legitimate driving licence.
Armlich drove off from a filling station in Bridgend with out paying for €25 of gas he put into his automobile on November 13, 2018.
A financial institution card produced by Armlich declined and a contact quantity he offered didn’t work.
Know-how in a Garda automobile alerted officers to the tax being expired on a black Saab being pushed by Armlich on August 13, 2019. A set cost penalty discover was issued, however was not paid.
On this date, Armlich was additionally charged with driving with out insurance coverage, driving with no licence, having no NCT and failing to provide his paperwork.
Gardai had been working a Covid-19 checkpoint in Killea on October 8, 2020 when a silver Hyundai Atos, being pushed by Armlich, was stopped. A lawful demand was made for Armlich to provide his licence and insurance coverage, however he didn’t accomplish that.
An FCPN was issued with the automobile not having NCT or tax displayed, however this was not paid.
Sergeant Jim Collins advised the court docket that the accused has eight earlier convictions, together with some for no insurance coverage.
Solicitor for Armlich, Mr Patsy Gallagher, mentioned his consumer was a Czech nationwide who has been in Eire for 15-20 years.
Armlich, he mentioned, is a father-of-nine who has been out of labor for the final variety of years.
“On a constructive observe, he has not come earlier than the court docket since these issues and he has discovered a salutary lesson,” Mr Gallagher mentioned, asking the court docket to not impose a custodial sentence.
Decide Éiteáin Cunningham mentioned she was ‘not impressed in any respect’ with a probation report on Armlich.
“Each alternative has been afforded to him to interact with the providers,” Decide Cunningham mentioned.
“Warrants have been issued and he has a major historical past of comparable issues coming earlier than the court docket. The report doesn’t deem that he has gained any perception into the issues which can be earlier than the court docket.”
Considering his earlier convictions and the probation report, Decide Cunningham convicted Armlich on every of the three counts of driving with out insurance coverage.
Armlich was given a three-month jail sentence on every cost. The sentences are to run concurrently.
Armlich was additionally disqualified from driving for six years.
The opposite issues had been marked as taken under consideration by Decide Cunningham.
Recognisance within the occasion of an attraction was fastened at €500, with €250 to be lodged in court docket.
Dad-of-nine jailed for repeatedly having no insurance coverage was final modified: March twelfth, 2023 by