‘Disastrous’ Lisnaskea driver is back in court

A LISNASKEA man with a ‘disastrous record’ has been sentenced for committing numerous driving offences. 
Nathan Phair (22) of Castlebalfour Park Lisnaskea appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates court on Monday facing charges of theft of vehicle, dangerous driving, driving when unfit through Drink/Drugs, possessing Class B Controlled Drug, no driving licence and using a motor vehicle without insurance. 
Phair appeared in Dungannon Crown Court last week and was sentenced to four and a half years – serving half of his sentence in custody and the remainder on supervised licence. 
In regards the motoring offences, the court heard that on November 23rd 2017, Phair stole a Nissan Navera from Rosscreenagh, Boa Island Road.
At 5.30pm, police received a call stating that the vehicle had been stolen from a driveway and the owner of the car was following Phair in a convoy.
The vehicles travelled into Kesh and went towards Ederney when the Nissan Navera pulled in and attempted a U-turn and collided with the other vehicle. 
The driver then jumped out of the vehicle and managed to restrain Phair and keep him at the scene until the police arrived. 
Defence counsel for Phair explained that the defendant had pleaded guilty when the charge was put to him and added that if this matter was dealt with, it’s unlikely that it would have added up to the four and half year sentence Phair is already subject too.
Defence also asked that extra is not added to the sentence.
District judge Liam McStay said the defendant is a young man with a disastrous record, and while the sentence he is subject too is significant, he has done quite well. 
Mr McStay sentenced Phair to 16 months in jail, to run concurrently with his already activated sentence, and disqualified him from driving for three years.
 He also ordered him to pay £699 compensation for damage to the car as a result of the collision and fined him £100. 

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