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Sunday 20 April 2014

Twink faces prosecution for eight motoring offences on her next birthday

ENTERTAINER Adele King, better known as Twink, will be expected to come to court on her next birthday to face a hearing for motoring offences including driving without "reasonable consideration".

The 61-year-old performer is being prosecuted for eight motoring offences but has not yet entered pleas and did not turn up for her court case today.

Gardaí had applied for summonses to be issued in April and the case had its first listing at Dublin District Court today.

It relates to an incident allegedly involving the well known entertainer on the M50 at Ballymount, in Dublin, on January 6 last.

Ms King is now being prosecuted for eight Road Traffic Act offences.

She is accused of: failing to produce a certificate of insurance or certificate of exemption to gardaí within 10 days; using a '05-registered vehicle which had no NCT, failing to produce a driving licence on January 6, failing to produce a NCT cert within 10 days, having no insurance, driving without a licence, failing to produce a licence within 10 days, and driving “without reasonable consideration for other persons”.

However, Judge Clare Leonard noted that the mother-of-two, with an address at Idrone House, Idrone Avenue, Knocklyon, Dublin 16, was not present when her case was called.

Garda Shane Bonner, who is attached to the Traffic Corps based in Dublin Castle, told Judge Leonard that he was seeking an adjournment.

He also explained that prior to the hearing today he had been contacted by Ms King, and he added that she is currently “out of the country”.

Judge Leonard then agreed to the request and set a new hearing date after establishing that it suited the prosecuting garda.

The panto star's case was adjourned in her absence and will resume on April 4 next year, which will also be her 62nd birthday.

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