Five months in jail for road traffic offences

A married father of two from Lithuania was sentenced to five months in prison this week after he was convicted of road traffic offences.

Castlebar District Court heard this week that on February 8 2011, Dainius Senuta, Lugatemple, Claremorris was observed driving erratically on Link Road, Castlebar at 9.34pm.

The defendant was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, however, at the garda station he refused to provide a breath sample. The defendant had no insurance or driving licence

The defendant then failed to appear in court on February 16 2011.

On April 15 Senuta was stopped driving on Mount Street, Claremorris at 9.30am. He had no insurance or driving licence.

Senuta has nine previous convictions.

For refusal, Judge Mary Devins convicted and fined him €700, disqualified him from driving for six years and he was sentenced to three months in prison.

For not having insurance on that date he was convicted and fined €750 and disqualified from driving for six years concurrent and he was sentenced to jail for three months concurrent.

For no driving licence he was convicted and fined €150.

For failing to appear in court he was sentenced to three months in prison concurrent.

For no insurance in April, he was convicted and fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for six years concurrent. Judge Devins also sentenced him to prison for two months consecutive.

 

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