Speeding driver disqualified for four years

Speeding driver disqualified for four years
The Courthouse on Anglesea Street

A CAR driven at speed down Harbour View Road was stopped by gardaí and the driver was found to have cannabis in his system.

The incident took place at around midnight during December 2017.

Now at Cork District Court the driver has been disqualified from driving for four years.

Jonathan Lonergan of 40 Ardcullen, Hollyhill, Cork, pleaded guilty to charges against him arising out of the incident.

Judge Con O’Leary imposed the four-year driving ban and a number of fines on the 24-year-old.

Inspector Ronan Kennelly described what happened on the night.

He said: “On December 4, 2017, shortly before midnight a car was driven down Harbour View Road at speed.

“Gardaí followed and indicated for it to stop. It swerved on the road in front of them before pulling in.

“Two small boxes were found in the car.”

They contained cannabis herb and resin with a total value of no more than €20.

Inspector Kennelly added: “He had cannabis in his system but no alcohol.”

Eddie Burke, the solicitor representing Mr Lonergan, said the young man had not been before a court since 2015.

Mr Lonergan had been very cooperative with Garda Danielle Lane.

She had dealt with the incident on the night.

For driving a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant Lonergan was fined €200.

For having no insurance a similar fine of €200 was imposed.

He was also fined €50 for having no licence.

Possession of cannabis for his own use on the occasion cost him a €100 fine.

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