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Friday 18 January 2019

Estate-ride speeder's voluntary work order

A DUBLIN man has been ordered to do voluntary work at Bray Wanderers FC for speeding on his scrambler through a housing estate.

Peter Byrne (19), with an address at Mountainview Park, Churchtown, admitted before Dun Laoghaire District Court to driving through the estate at speed, dangerously and without insurance.

At a previous sitting of the court, Garda Rory O'Meara said the defendant drove at 85mph through Barton Road East, Sandyford, on October 26 when "several people may have been injured or killed".



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The garda said the defendant broke a red light and failed to stop for the gardai, before a faulty engine forced him to stop.

Garda O'Meara added that the defendant usually drove his scrambler in the mountains.

Solicitor Jonathan Murphy told the court that his client is attending a back-to-work training course and fully cooperated. He said it was a once-off incident.

After reading a probation report Judge Ann Ryan made her order for the defendant to do eight hours voluntary work for Bray Wanderers FC in an effort to "give back a little something".

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