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

Parents of tragic Milly Toumey remember their 'unique little character'

Here’s where tonight's winning €500k EuroMillions Plus ticket was sold

Elderly man was threatened he would be knee-capped by pair who forced him to withdraw €15k, court told

Irish issues still on table for Phase Two of Brexit talks


Today's Stories

‘Electrical appliances a fire risk when you’re out of house’, says senior fireman

Defilement left vulnerable teenager ‘in a very dark place’

Minister Eoghan Murphy supports Eighth Amendment reforms

Protest over guesthouse use as asylum centre

Lifestyle

Review: N.E.R.D - No One Ever Really Dies: Their finest album to date

Everyone's mad at Google - Sundar Pichai has to fix it

Scenes from the analogue city - Memories of Limerick from the late 80s and early 90s

Ask Audrey: 'I heard that Viagra fumes from Pfizer’s were causing stiffys below in Ringaskiddy'

More From The Irish Examiner