08 Aug 2022

Derry man with 'appalling record' jailed for driving offences

A Derry man with an "appalling record" and described as a judge as "clearly a danger" to road users has been jailed at the Magistrate's Court for driving offences. Daniel Coyle (35), of Kavanagh Court, admitted dangerous driving, driving with no insurance or licence on 9 October 2015. The court heard that at 7.00pm on that date a police patrol observed Coyle in a vehicle in a car park and when they went to approach him it was clear he was going to drive off, so police blocked the road. However, Coyle mounted the pavement, drove across a green area and drove across another foot path. The court was told Coyle did not have a driving licence and was not covered by insurance. Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley said that as regards the dangerous driving no pedestrians or other drivers had been put at risk. Coyle was jailed for three months, fined £200 and disqualified for two years.

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