Gardaí in Killarney have warned targeted operations aimed at ‘boy racer’ activity would continue up until and during the Rally of the Lakes weekend in May.
The warning comes following the appearance in court of five young drivers charged with dangerous driving, who will be left with criminal convictions when their cases are finalised.
Four young drivers who were arrested as part of a garda crackdown on boy racing will have criminal convictions when their cases are finalised.
Each of the four was ordered to make a substantial contribution to the court poor box before the November 1st sitting of Killarney District Court when Judge James O’Connor may consider reducing the charge of dangerous driving to a lesser charge.
Sean Sullivan of Gortadarrig, Headford; Adrian O’Connor of Carrigeen Cullia, Headford; and Gavin O’Connor of Colleanaig, Beaufort pleaded guilty to the offence at Cloghane, Killarney on the N22 on April 2nd.
Gary Healy of Foiladown, Clonkeen, Killarney is also accused of dangerous driving at the Park Road, Killarney on April 9th.
A fifth defendant, Kelvin McGillycuddy of Ballycleave, Glenbeigh was remanded on bail to appear before Killorglin District Court today.
Superintendant Flor Murphy said the targeted garda operations would incorporate both high visibility and covert measures and would continue up to and including the May bank holiday weekend when the Rally of the Lakes takes place.
He said anyone found by gardai engaging in this type of activity would immediately be arrested and brought before the courts.