MOTORIST WHO CAUSED SERIOUS CRASH NOW HELPING YOUNG DRIVERS CHANGE THEIR WAYS

first_imgJudge Paul KellyA MOTORIST who fell asleep while driving causing serious injury to another motorist has been fined €300 after a judge heard of how he was helping other young motorists to change their driving habits.Gerard Brolly, of 47 Ingleside Drive, Strabane was involved in a crash on March 25, 2014, at Drumoghill, Manorcunningham. He pleaded guilty to careless driving.The 33-year-old had just completed the pro-Social Driving course in Letterkenny, the court heard.Judge Paul Kelly said he had a read a report from the course co-ordinator which showed that Brolly deeply regretted his actions and had participated fully in the course.In fact, said the judge, Brolly had agreed to return to the course on future occasions to speak to other motorists about his experiences.“The Road Safety Authority are frequently highlighting the dangers of driving while fatigued and this is a very graphic demonstration of what can happen,” said the judge.Brolly was suffering from personal trauma at the time of the crash as his mother was seriously ill.Judge Kelly said Brolly had shown “very genuine remorse” and had been an enthusiastic participant on the pro-social driving course.He said he was not going to disqualify Brolly on this occasion given the exceptional circumstances of the case.Brolly was fined €300.MOTORIST WHO CAUSED SERIOUS CRASH NOW HELPING YOUNG DRIVERS CHANGE THEIR WAYS was last modified: July 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:careless drivingGerard Brollymanorcunninghamstrabanelast_img

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