Banned driver stopped three times without insurance

Banned driver stopped three times without insurance

A BANNED driver who was stopped without insurance three times in west Dublin is “resigned to the fact that she will not be driving for the foreseeable future,” a court heard.

Mother-of-two Demi Ward was warned by Judge Gerard Jones that she will be jailed if she is found driving again while a probation report is being prepared.

blanchardstown courthouse

Blanchardstown District Court

Ward, aged 26, with an address at Newcastle Manor Square, Newcastle pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown District Court to driving without insurance or a licence.

One of the incidents happened at Foxdene Avenue, Clondalkin on January 25 this year, when a garda stopped her driving and discovered on checking that she was already under disqualification.

The court heard Ward was also stopped at other locations in west Dublin, on January 16 and March 18. On these occasions, she told gardai she had left her licence at home.

She had a number of previous convictions.

“She is a young lady with a bad record,” solicitor Simon Fleming, defending, said. She was resigned to the fact that she would not be driving for the foreseeable future.

She did not cause the gardai any trouble and “went with them like a lamb,” Mr Fleming added.

Judge Jones adjourned the case for the preparation of a probation report, remanding Ward on continuing bail on condition that she does not drive any vehicle.

He said he had sympathy for the accused’s personal circumstances but the public had to be protected.

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