MAN AVOIDS LOSING LICENSE AFTER FISH-TAILING INCIDENT

first_imgA young Donegal man has avoided losing his driver’s license despite undertaking dangerous driving manoeuvers in icy conditions.  Christopher McGarrigle, 22 with an address at 10 Radharc Na Mara, Falcarragh was charged with dangerous driving on December 28th last.Gardaí observed Mr McGarrigle ‘fish-tailing’ twice during what was described in court as very icy road conditions at the time. Gardaí were forced to pull the driver of the Lexus car over and speak to him.Gardaí observed that Mr McGarrigle was carrying two passengers on-board, and subsequently charged him for undertaking such dangerous driving manoeuvers.Frank Dorrian, who was acting on behalf of the defendant, said his client was a person with excellent character, and that he had no previous convictions.Frank Dorrian said, “He’s a person with excellent character and has no previous convictions.“He’s currently working in London, and has been in steady employment since he was 17 and he’s 22 now.“He’s a hardworking young man who wants to put this incident behind him and deeply regrets his driving.“He assures me he will not drive like that again and has learned a valuable lesson.When addressed by Judge Paul Kelly the defendant expressed his remorse for the incident.Mr McGarrigle said, “I’m very sorry for what I done, I really regret it now and I won’t do it again.Judge Kelly then responded by saying, “You could’ve regretted it more if you had caused a serious accident.Judge Kelly said he wouldn’t disqualify Mr McGarrigle from driving but fined him €300 and gave him three months to pay it.MAN AVOIDS LOSING LICENSE AFTER FISH-TAILING INCIDENT was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtsnewslast_img