Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 19, 2016

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Judge tells driver who hit cyclist he’d now have to cycle to work

by CyclingTips

In a case of just deserts, a motorist who struck a cyclist, knocking her to the ground, will have to resort to cycling in order to get around.

After banning the accused man from driving for a year and fining him €800 Judge Hugh O’Donnell said in Dublin District Court: “He will be cycling now.”

Barry McDonagh, 33, pleaded guilty to careless driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and not giving appropriate information when the incident occurred in March of last year.

The defence said that McDonagh needed his vehicle to get to work, but the judge was not having any of it.

However, Judge O’Donnell said he could not expect to escape a ban and suspended his licence for 12 months, saying he would have to cycle to work now.

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