Suspended sentence for having no licence or insurance

A BELCOO driver who was detected without insurance or a licence over four years ago has been given a suspended prison sentence. 
Kieran Doogan (37) of Railway Crescent, Belcoo, appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to having no insurance and driving without a licence. 
On 20 December, 2014 police were operating a checkpoint on the on the Swanlinbar Road in Florencecourt when a Vauxhall Zafira approached then, at the last minute, pulled into a nearby cul-de-sac. Police followed and when they spoke with the driver, Doogan, he admitted having no insurance. He made no reply after caution. 
Defence solicitor Gary Black told District Judge Mark McGarrity the incident had happened in 2014 and he had not come to police attention since. He said while Doogan, who has been living in Fermanagh for two years, had previously had a history of similar offending but he had no relevant convictions since 2003. 
Mr Black added Doogan, a father-of-five, used to be a mechanic by trade but he had lost an eye in a workplace accident and had been unable to work since.  
Judge McGarrity said Doogan had a bad record of driving offences north and south of the border. He sentenced him to three months in prison, suspended for two years, and disqualified him from driving for two years. He also fined Doogan £350. 

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