| 15.1°C Dublin

bike drop A biker has been disqualified from driving for two years and fined €500 for doing wheelies

The 19-year-old was disqulaified from driving for two years

Close

The 19 year old will be off the road for two years and has to pay a €500 fine (Pic: stock image)

The 19 year old will be off the road for two years and has to pay a €500 fine (Pic: stock image)

The  woman is due before the courts next month

The woman is due before the courts next month

/

The 19 year old will be off the road for two years and has to pay a €500 fine (Pic: stock image)

A biker caught doing wheelies and swerving in and out of vehicles has been disqualified from driving for two years.

Aaron Gallagher (19) was "normally a good lad", his solicitor said, and he had borrowed the motorbike from a friend.

As well as a two-year driving ban, Judge Gerard Jones fined Gallagher €500 and ordered him to enter into a peace bond for one year. The defendant, of Parlickstown Court in Blanchardstown, admitted dangerous driving on July 9, 2020.

Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Blanchardstown District Court gardaí were on patrol when they came across an orange motorbike on Ladyswell Road.

Sgt Callaghan said Gallagher was driving at speed, doing wheelies and swerving in and out between vehicles.

The defendant turned on to Parlickstown Avenue, and continued at speed when he saw the garda car, she said.

Gallagher continued doing wheelies and swerving and there were a number of small children around, the court heard.

Sgt Callaghan said Gallagher turned on to Church Road, and went through a gap which was for pedestrians only. He then turned onto Ladyswell Park, failing to look left or right. The bike was subsequently located and seized.

Defence solicitor John O'Doherty asked the judge to be lenient, saying Gallagher was "normally a good lad" and this was one mistake.

Sunday World Newsletter

Sign up for the latest news and updates

This field is required This field is required

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices


Top Videos





Privacy