TD's son jailed for 'very worst case of dangerous driving'

A TD's son has been jailed for nearly two years for a number of serious motoring offences, arising out of a high-speed chase with gardaí.

Peter Fleming -- son of Fianna Fáil TD, Sean Fleming -- was also banned from driving for four years.

He has admitted charges of dangerous driving, drink driving, hit and run, stealing a car, driving without insurance, and, driving without a driver's licence.

The court heard the 22-year-old drove through a pedestrian crossing at high speed and crossed over three lanes of traffic, as he was pursued by gardaí.

Presiding judge Eugene O'Kelly described it as the "very worst case of dangerous driving" ever to come before the court.


More in this Section

Elderly man dies in overnight house fire in Mayo

Irish Rail to meet unions in attempt to settle pay dispute

Schools won’t have to open for extra days after Ophelia closures

Appeal ruling delay sees drink driving cases being struck out


Today's Stories

OPW to use demountable barriers in €140m Cork flood plan

Cork City Council defends mayor’s use of official car to drive him home from FF ard fheis

Medic: Savita died as result of abortion laws

Port of Cork's Captain Michael McCarthy named October 'Cork Person of the Month’

Lifestyle

Facing fears while terrifying punters at Cork's Nightmare Realm

Weathering the storm of 1961: We watched 30 large trees uprooted

Remembering the dead: Poignant reason behind Cork’s Zombie Walk

More From The Irish Examiner