Sean Coss has 174 convictions in total, with 121 of those for road traffic matters
A driver has been banned from the road for 40 years after being caught without any insurance for the 28th time.
The Metro reports that Sean Coss, 25, has 121 previous motoring offences but this latest one was the straw that broke the camel’s back, after the judge deemed him “not fit to ever hold a licence”.
He was pulled over in St Michael’s Park, Portarlington, on 2 October where officers discovered he had no insurance.
He was well-known to police, and it soon came to knowledge that this was his 122nd motoring offence, and the 28th time he has been caught without insurance.
Originally, he was sentenced to five months in prison and given a 20-year ban. However, he appealed this decision, and Judge Keenan Johnson doubled the driving ban at the appeal hearing.
At the hearing, Judge Keenan said: “He’s not a fit person to ever hold a licence. 27 convictions for no insurance? That must be a record.”
In total, Coss had 174 previous convictions, 121 for road traffic matters which included 22 previous for no licence, 27 for no insurance, and 11 for driving while disqualified.
Coss’ barrister, Mr Colm Hennessy asked the judge if Coss could present himself and start his sentence in the new year as he was living in a hotel with his wife and children.
Judge Johnson said there was “absolutely no merit to the appeal given the appellant’s horrendous record” and confirmed the five-month prison sentence.
Coss will now be banned from the road until 2057.