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Driver disqualified following St Albans collision

19 Oct 2021
  • Eoghan Macdonncha, aged 26, of Meadway in Colney Heath, has been given a 28 month driving ban 

  • It follows on from a collision in St Albans on Sunday 8 August

  • He was also handed a 26 week custodial sentence (suspended for 12 months)

A 26 year old man from Colney Heath has been given a 28 month driving ban following a collision in St Albans.

Eoghan Macdonncha, aged 26, of Meadway in Colney Heath, appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 7 October where he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failing to provide a specimen, driving without a seatbelt and driving with cords exposed on a tyre.

He was handed a 28 month disqualification along with a 26 week custodial sentence (suspended for 12 months). He has also been ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid community service and will be required to re-take his driving test once he has completed the ban period.

The case relates to a traffic collision which happened in St Albans over the summer. At around 11.15pm on Sunday 8 August, MacDonncha was driving a white Citroen Nemo van when he collided with a black VW Polo in London Road near to the junction with Drakes Drive.

The driver of the VW, a woman in her 70s, was left suffering the effects of shock and sustained bruising.

PC Tom Williams, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “The victim and her family are pleased to know that Macdonncha will not be behind the wheel for some considerable time and I too share this relief.

“I hope that Macdonncha uses this disqualification period to think about his actions on that day. Dangerous driving will not be tolerated in Hertfordshire and we remain committed to ensuring that the county’s roads are safe for all.”

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