A 25 year old man who admitted driving off from Applegreen in Collon without paying for over 40 euro worth of petrol on August 7th last year, was given a four month suspended sentence at Dundalk district court last week.
Thomas Gaffney with an address at the time at Pinewood Green Road, Balbriggan was summoned for committing a similar ‘drive off’ offence at Great Gas Service Station, Drogheda Road, Duleek on February sixth 2017 which had previously been adjourned to allow him to make a charitable donation.
The court heard he had 66 previous convictions including 10 for theft.
The defence barrister said the €350 that was in court was hugely significant as his client is homeless.
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