MOTORIST WHO LED GARDAÍ ON THREE-MILE CHASE ‘LUCKY HE’S NOT GOING TO JAIL’

first_imgA BALLYBOFEY man is “lucky he’s not going to jail today” a judge has said after he sped off from a vehicle check and drove on the wrong side of the road during a three mile chase.Ryan Harley, who is 22 and from Silverwood in the town, led gardai on the chase on Sunday, April 5 this year.Garda Michael Kilcoyqne said he had stopped Harley in his 15-year-old car on the Glenfinn Road after large amounts of black smoke were seen coming from the vehicle. When he was asking Harley why he had no NCT, Harley sped off.Gardai pursued the vehicle for the next three miles as Harley overtook cars on the wrong side of the road and drove at more than 100km/hr in 60km/hr zones.“As he approached Ballybofey he was on the wrong side of the road going into Donegal Street and onto the Donegal road forcing other vehicles to swerve out of his way,” said Garda Kilcoyqne.One one occasion an oncoming jeep was forced to take evasive action.The court also heard Harley admitted speeding out of the car park of Ballybofey Garda Station in December last year, spinning the wheels of his car and shouting abuse at gardai.Solicitor Michael Shiel said Harley had no previous convictions and had driven off from the April incident because he was due to start a new job the next day and was worried about losing his vehicle.Mr Shiel asked from the charge to be reduced to one of careless driving, but Judge Kelly refused, saying: “He has no chance. He’s lucky he’s not going to jail today.”Judge Kelly said Harley had shown “a cavalier attitude to gardai on more than one occasion.”He adjourned the case until January and ordered Harley to attend the Pro-Social Driving Course and pay €200 towards the costs and attend the probation service.MOTORIST WHO LED GARDAÍ ON THREE-MILE CHASE ‘LUCKY HE’S NOT GOING TO JAIL’ was last modified: November 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeycareless driverdangerous driverdriverlast_img

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