A man who appeared before Letterkenny District Court regarding charges that included driving without insurance has been disqualified from driving and fined €300.

David Baxter (25) of 14 Windmill View, Letterkenny was stopped by Gardaí on May 8 last at Coolboy, Kilmacrennan. He was charged with non-display of insurance, tax or NCT and failure to produce same. He was also charged with driving without a license.

When asked by Judge Paul Kelly why he did not get insurance the defendant replied that he was planning on fixing up the car but had decided to sell it after being stopped.

The court heard that Baxter had previous convictions for similar charges.

Judge Paul Kelly said: “This is a second conviction for no insurance in the space of two years so I have no choice but to disqualify you. If you are convicted again for the same offence you are looking to receive a custodial sentence or a lengthy disqualification.

David Baxter was fined €300 and disqualified from driving for four years. The disqualification was postponed until July 11. Driving without road tax was taken into consideration and the other charges were struck out.

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