Driver sentenced for having children unrestrained in car in Sligo

A driver has been sentenced for not having children restrained in a car after being pulled over close to Sligo town.

Last December the Sligo Roads Policing Unit stopped a car being driven on the Dual Carriageway near Sligo while there were five children, under the age of six unrestrained.

The two youngest were being held on the laps of two female adults and it transpired that the driver was driving while disqualified.

The driver has receiving a five month prison sentence and a further eight years driving disqualification and fined.

This case was recently brought before Sligo District Court and the sentence is currently being served.

An Garda Síochána says it wants to impress upon all drivers and passengers to travel safely and always have your own and the safety of children in mind.

They are reminding motorists that it is the driver who receives three penalty points and a €60 fine for failing to ensure a passenger U/17 years wears a safety belt.