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Wheel bad Uninsured cage fighter banned from road drove down M50 to see his sick ex

The father-of-two from Castlegrane Avenue, Castaheany, Dublin 15 admitted driving without a licence or insurance.

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Anzor Atsaev, of Castlegrane Avenue, Castaheany, Dublin 15, charged with uninsured driving

Anzor Atsaev, of Castlegrane Avenue, Castaheany, Dublin 15, charged with uninsured driving

Anzor Atsaev, of Castlegrane Avenue, Castaheany, Dublin 15, charged with uninsured driving

A MIXED martial arts cage fighter has been told he will have to carry out community service to avoid jail for uninsured driving.

Anzor Atsaev (29) was already banned from the road after five previous offences when he got behind the wheel to rush to see his ex-partner, who was ill.

Judge John King adjourned the case for a community service suitability report.

The father-of-two from Castlegrane Avenue, Castaheany, Dublin 15 admitted driving without a licence or insurance.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Blanchardstown District Court the accused was stopped on the M50 in Finglas on August 13, 2019.

His previous convictions included five for uninsured driving.

On the day in question, the accused was rushing to see his ex-partner who was ill.

He had not been driving since and apologised for the offences, his solicitor John O'Doherty said.

Atsaev had come to Ireland from Chechnya as a refugee with his family when he was a child. He did a course in sports management after school, then boxed for six years before becoming a mixed martial arts cage fighter for two years.

He had sustained an injury but hoped to return to work.

Adjourning the case to November, Judge King recommended 120 hours of community service instead of a three-month sentence.

He said when the case is finalised he will also be suspending a three-month sentence and banning Atsaev from driving for five years.

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