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Judge pledges to protect road users as he sentences disqualified driver to three months jail term

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A JUDGE pledged to protect road users from disqualified drivers as he jailed a Coleraine man for three months and banned him from the roads for six years.

Darren Kennedy (33), with an address listed as Ballycastle Road in Coleraine, came to police attention in the town at 3am on July 26 this year.

At Coleraine Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena on October 12, the defendant was sentenced for a number of offences including driving whilst disqualified; driving with excess alcohol and absence of insurance.

At the time of the offence the defendant had an alcohol in breath reading of 46 – the legal limit is 35.

Defence solicitor John Murphy said the defendant knew he should not have driven.

When it comes to disqualified drivers, District Judge Peter King said, “the number one priority of this court is to ensure road users are protected from disqualified drivers”.

He added that if banned drivers did not keep themselves off the roads the only way he could guarantee that did happen was to jail them.

The judge said Kennedy had a “lamentable record for driving offences”.

As well as the jail term and driving ban the defendant was also fined £500.

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