McGregor charges struck out in less than 10 seconds
The UFC fighter was summonsed to appear before Judge Geraldine Carthy at Dublin District Court. The 30-year-old faced four traffic offences: driving without a licence and insurance at Grove Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 on July 10 last, and failing to produce the documentation to gardaí within 10 days.
McGregor’s hearing took place at courtroom eight in the Criminal Courts of Justice (CCJ) building. His solicitor Graham Kenny arrived ahead of his superstar client and consulted with gardaí.
Minutes later, McGregor, from Laraghcon, Lucan, Co. Dublin arrived in a black BMW and was escorted by three minders. Dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and wine tie, he breezed past awaiting media while other on-lookers gazed at the fighter making his way into the CCJ building.
He then went to a consultation room with his solicitor before making his way into the courtroom shortly before his case was called. He smiled and chatted to RTÉ crime correspondent Paul Reynolds at the back of the court but stepped forward and presented himself before the judge when his case was called.
The summonses had been issued by Rathmines Garda Gavin Kelly, however, McGregor’s motoring documentation had been produced in advance.
When the case was called, Mr Kenny told Judge Carthy he appeared for the accused, who came forward from the back of the courtroom. Garda Keith Dolan made an application for the case to be struck out, on behalf of prosecuting garda Gavin Kelly.
“Strike out all matters, very good, thank you very much, Judge Carthy told McGregor who murmured a quick thanks before turning around and walking out of the courtroom.
It wasn’t the first time MMA star ended up in court for alleged motoring infractions. But it was the first time his prosecution lasted less than 10 seconds on Monday.
He was hit with a six-month driving ban and a €1,000 fine at Naas District Court in November for a speeding offence at Kill, Co. Kildare on 11 October 2017.
Just over a year ago he made a memorable appearance at Blanchardstown District Court, pulling up in a sports car and dressed in a tracksuit. He was fined €400 in a separate incident on the Naas Road after he pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown District Court.