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Man who caused death by dangerous driving gets suspended sentence

The children of the dead man, who was the accused’s uncle, said they did not want to see their cousin go to jail.

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A TIPPERARY MAN has received a suspended sentence after admitting that he caused the death of his uncle by dangerous driving.

Dean Healy, 32, from Newport in Tipperary was due to go on trial in Limerick today, but instead was given a three year suspended sentence and banned from driving for ten years after he changed his plea to guilty, reports RTE.

His uncle Jim Kinsella died following a crash in Limerick on 6 September 2008.  Healy was found to have twice the legal alcohol limit in his bloodstream.

In sentencing the judge commended the charity of Healy’s cousins, who said in a victim impact statement that they did not want to see him go to jail.

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