Man who crashed into wall while drunk told he deserved to go to jail

April 18, 2018

A man who damaged two cars and injured a woman during a drink-driving spree was told by a Judge that he deserved to go to jail.

Kyle Boyle struck two cars, injuring a woman before hitting a stone wall in Dunfanaghy on January 15th, 2017.

Falcarragh District Court heard how Boyle had been driving at speed through Portnablagh before losing control and then striking the two cars and eventually crashing.

Boyle tried to phone friends but Gardai arrived and arrested him at the scene.

The accused, of Eden More, Dunafanaghy, had no insurance and failed to give either a breath, blood or urine sample to Gardai.

Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client was in England working but accepted the charges and wanted to put them behind him.

The court was told that Boyle, aged 22, has five previous convictions which were all for road traffic offences.

Solicitor Gallagher said Boyle was doing well in construction in England and was now in the care and guidance of his grandfather.

“He does not wish to go to jail and he has learned the hard way. He is still a young man of 22 and has learned a lot from his deeds and knows of his stupidity,” he added.

Judge Paul Kelly said the crime merited a custodial sentence but said it was probably not worth making the accused do a custodial sentence.

He fined him €500 and banned him from driving for four years for having no insurance, he jailed him for three months but suspended the term for two years for refusing to give a breath specimen.

He also fiend him a further €500 and disqualified him for driving for two years for dangerous driving.






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