Video: Driving instructor recalls ‘most impressive’ student

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MAGHERAFELT driving instructor Pat Deehan, who has retired after 55 years, has taught thousands of people to drive over the years.

He told the MAIL that his ‘most impressive’ student was Kilrea man Jim Patterson who lost both legs and an arm when he was electrocuted.

Magherafelt driving instructor Pat Deehan who is retiring after 55 years behind the wheel. INMU26 507con

Magherafelt driving instructor Pat Deehan who is retiring after 55 years behind the wheel. INMU26 507con

Jim was still determined to pass his driving test and with Pat’s encouragement, he succeeded back in 1965 - despite being at the centre of a media storm.