Man convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in Donegal, receives another 4 month suspended sentence

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A man who was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving after a crash in Donegal in 2009 has received a four month prison sentence at Derry Magistrates Court.

Daniel Coyle (32) of Kavanagh Court in Derry appeared on a series of driving charges.

Mr. Coyle was charged with driving while disqualified, no insurance, no licence and no MOT on August 27 2014.

He also admitted driving with no insurance, failing to stop for police and having no driving licence on May 1 2015.

He further admitted talking on a mobile phone and obstructing a police constable on the same date.

No details of the offences were given District Judge Barney McElholm said that it was inconceivable that this man should be allowed to drive after his conviction for causing death by dangerous driving in Donegal.

He sentenced him to four months in prison, disqualified him from driving for three years and fined him a total of £1300.

In 2012 Coyle had been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving at Letterkenny Circuit Court and sentenced to community service.

At the time he appeared in court in a wheelchair.

The court was told that Coyle still had mobility issues.

He was released on bail pending appeal but forbidden from travelling in any private vehicles.