Uninsured driver on ‘very thin ice’

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A man who admitted driving without insurance for the sixth time has been warned he will go to prison if he commits any further driving offences.

Damian Paul Robson, of Marianus Park, pleaded guilty to a total of eight driving offences between September 30 and November 13, last year.

Derry Magistrates Court heard he was caught driving the same car on three separate occasions during this seven week period.

On each occasion he was not insured, had no learner plates and was unaccompanied.

It was revealed the 39-year-old has five previous convictions for driving without insurance.

Defence solicitor Paddy MacDermott told the court this offending has now ‘stopped entirely’.

Suspending a five month jail term for 18 months, District Judge Barney McElholm said ‘this defendant is on very, very thin ice and he is about to plunge through it if he doesn’t watch himself’.

Robson was also fined a total of £350.

The judge warned the 39-year-old if he comes back before the court for driving offences he will go to prison.