A JOURNALISM student who drove without insurance was given a chance when she appeared before Sligo District Court.
Kealy Leonard, 43 Woodlawns, Enniscrone was stopped at Ballydrehid without insurance.
Mr. Mark Mullaney, solicitor (defending), pleaded that Leonard, a student who attended college in Limerick, didn't have any previous convictions.
He said the defendant cancelled her insurance policy when her car began giving trouble.
She was the owner of the car since last March but it failed the NCT.
It has since passed the NCT and there was a policy of insurance in place from July.
Leonard told the court she was living at home with her parents but drove to college in Limerick where she was studying broadcast journalism.
Her insurance premium was now costing her €86 a month. She also had a part-time job in Enniscrone. Judge Kevin Kilrane said he would give the defendant one chance and applied the Probation Act.