A banned motorcyclist whose bike was involved in a collision was nabbed for riding without insurance when he reported the accident to gardai.
Daniel Danilowicz (27) was riding through Malahide, Co Dublin, when he was involved in the accident, Swords District Court was told.
Judge Dermot Dempsey fined him €200, banned him from driving for 10 years and sentenced him to four months in prison.
Danilowicz, of Tara Cove, Balbriggan, admitted riding the bike without insurance or a driving licence last Aug-ust 7.
Gda Brendan Fitzpatrick said Danilowicz was riding through Malahide when a car collided with his bike, causing minor damage to it.
Danilowicz reported the accident to gardai four days later.
Gda Fitzpatrick said the car driver told gardai he wanted the insurance companies to deal with the accident.
It was only then discovered that Danilowicz did not have insurance and was a banned motorcyclist.
He had 24 previous convictions, including five for uninsured driving.
Fiona D'Arcy, defending, said Danilowicz, who was working as a gym instructor, had no excuse for riding the bike without insurance.
She asked the judge not to jail him, saying he was fit and healthy and willing to do community service.
She added that gardai knew about the uninsured driving only because Danilowicz had reported the accident.
However, Judge Dempsey said Danilowicz had a deplorable record and had shown no regard for road traffic laws.