Three men who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after they drove their articulated trucks three abreast on the main Limerick to Tralee road will have the Probation Act applied in their cases if they fit speed limiting devices on their vehicles.
The three had already offered a total of €9,000 to the court poorbox and spent the past two nights remanded in custody at garda stations in Killarney and Tralee.
Krzysztof Sokolowski, 33, of Main Street, Castleisland, Lorcan Regan, 20, of Mein, Knocknagoshel, and Slawomir Kupiec, 36, of Clonough Drive, Limerick Road, Castleisland, Coy Kerry, are employees of McAuliffe Trucking of Castleisland.
They pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Dooneen, Castleisland on 14 October 2012.
District Court Judge James O'Connor described their driving as "scandalous" and "outlandish", regardless of any charitable motive involved.
Garda David Kearney of the Castleisland traffic division told how Gardai became aware of the incident at 11.30am when a member of the public who saw the video on YouTube complained to the garda national traffic bureau.
On Tuesday, Judge James O'Connor remanded the men in custody to Killarney and Tralee Garda Stations for two nights after a bank draft of €9,000 was handed into court for charitable use by their solicitor Padraig O'Connell.
Today Mr O'Connell said they were "traumatised by their incarceration", having spent the two nights in the cells.
However, they had a stoic resilience and they took their punishment on the chin, the solicitor said.
The men are to place a speed limiting device on their vehicles within 14 days which will limit them to a maximum 100km/ph
The probation act will be applied providing there is compliance with the speed limiter when they appear again on 16 December, 2014, Judge O'Connor said.