BANNED DRIVER CLAIMED HE WAS GOING TO HAVE HIS CAR SCRAPPED

first_imgA Donegal man who was arrested after a number of near crashes during a 100kph chase told Gardai he was driving to have his car scrapped.Raymond Hepburn, 40, of Drumbeg, Raphoe, was already banned from driving for 10 years when he met a Garda checkpoint on October 12th, 2011.He fled the scene and led Gardai on a high-pursuit chase through several villages before abandoning his red Seat car in the middle of a road. Along the way several cars had to drive into ditches to avoid Hepburn.Letterkenny District Court was told that a truck even had to take evasive action to prevent being hit by the Hepburn.He was charged with seven cases of dangerous driving and driving without a license.The court was told that the accused already had 20 previous convictions for various offences including drink driving and forging a driving license.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client was only taking the car to the scrapyard as it was worth just €200.He accepted it was probably the end of his driving career for the moment.Judge Paul Kelly ordered a probation and community service report on the father-of-two and adjourned the sentence until October 15th.BANNED DRIVER CLAIMED HE WAS GOING TO HAVE HIS CAR SCRAPPED was last modified: July 21st, 2012 by StephenShare 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:bannedHIGH SPEED CHASERaphoeRAYMOND HEPBURNlast_img read more