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Driver on test-drive for wife fled gardai

A BANNED driver ran from a car he was test driving after gardai caught him reversing down an estate road, a court heard.

Eric Farrell (23) was considering buying the car for his new wife when he spotted gardai.

Judge Anthony Halpin sentenced Farrell to three months in prison but suspended it for two years.


Farrell, of Ardmore Drive, Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to driving without insurance or a driving licence at Brook-view Avenue on January 9.

Garda Laoise Traynor said when she caught up with Farrell, he said "there's no point lying I'm disqualified".

He was also banned from driving for four years.