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Drink-driver arrested hours before sentencing on old offence jailed for five months

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Newry Magistrates’ Court (Paul Faith/PA)

Newry Magistrates’ Court (Paul Faith/PA)

Newry Magistrates’ Court (Paul Faith/PA)

A MAN caught driving over the limit and without insurance hours before he was due to be sentenced for a previous offence has been jailed for five months.

Serial offender Michael Traynor, of Killeavey Road in Newry, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, driving while disqualified, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and taking a vehicle without authority in relation to an incident on December 9 last year.

The defendant appeared before Newry Magistrates Court via videolink from Maghaberry Prison, where he has been on remand for the past 11 weeks.


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