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'Foolish' driver who had no insurance gave false address

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Seana Dalton has recently gone back into education

Seana Dalton has recently gone back into education

Seana Dalton has recently gone back into education

A young mother with "no excuse" for driving without insurance foolishly gave gardai a false address, a court heard.

Seana Dalton (22) escaped a driving ban after a judge was told she had never been in trouble before and had made a "silly mistake".

Judge David McHugh convicted and fined her €150.

Dalton, of Aras Na Cluain, Yellow Meadows, Clondalkin, admitted driving without insurance or a licence when she appeared at Blanchardstown District Court. She also admitted giving gardai a false address.

Gda Martin Lord said he was on patrol in Liscarne Gardens, Clondalkin, on August 21 when he stopped a black Peugeot.

He said Dalton had no identification or licence on her and when asked for her address she gave a false one.

Cooperative

Gda Lord accepted the defendant gave her correct name and date of birth but gave her mother's address.

He also accepted that despite the false address, Dalton was "generally cooperative".

She was asked to produce her driving licence and insurance at her local garda station but failed to do so.

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming said Dalton was a young mother and had a daughter when she was 17.

She had left school but had recently gone back into education and was completing a progressive course with a view to deciding what she wanted to study in the future.

Mr Fleming said Dalton realised she should not have been driving and had "no excuse" for getting behind the wheel. She wished to apologise.


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