A WOMAN accused of damaging a nozzle of a petrol pump after she allegedly drove off without paying for petrol has queried the cost of the damage.
Helena Ward (35) allegedly caused €1,000 worth of damage to the petrol pump in Tallaght.
Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the matter to October to allow gardai to confirm the cost of the damage.
Ward, of Killinarden estate in Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with criminal damage and making off without payment at Topaz, Cookstown Industrial Estate, in Tallaght, on April 10.
Outlining the allegation for the court, it was alleged that Ward, a mother of four, drove off from a petrol station without paying for €20 worth of petrol.
The court heard that the petrol nozzle was in the car when Ward drove away from the petrol station, which caused an estimated €1,000 worth of damage to the petrol pump.
The incident was allegedly caught on CCTV cameras at the filling station.
Judge Halpin adjourned the matter to a date in October, to allow Ward save up some money.