Warning of jail after series of traffic offences

A DEFENDANT in Kilkenny District Court was told that he was “very nearly going to jail” for a series of traffic offences.

A DEFENDANT in Kilkenny District Court was told that he was “very nearly going to jail” for a series of traffic offences.

Christopher Keogh of Vickers Lane, Kilkenny was fined €300 for having no insurance at Jerpoint Hill, Thomastown on July 1, 2011; disqualified from driving for four years for an offence of drunken driving at Jerpoint Hill, Thomastown on July 1, 2011; and fined €200 for driving without a licence at Danesfort on July 6, 2011.

Judge John Lindsay said he was also taking into consideration offences of non-display of a disc, failure to produce insurance, and plates on a vehicle on the same two dates.

The court heard that on July 1, 2011 the 21-year-old had been seen driving erratically and that a bag of cannabis was found in the car. A blood sample was taken, and it tested negative for alcohol but positive for cannabis, the court was told.

“You are very nearly going to jail. How close you are, you will never appreciate,” the judge told him.