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'Fat' Freddie woman in clear over car charges

A 29-YEAR-OLD woman who has been involved in a relationship with gang boss 'Fat' Freddie Thompson has had motoring charges against her dropped.

Vicky Dempsey appeared in Wicklow District Court charged with failing to produce her insurance or licence in an incident in which she was caught speeding.

The charge was struck out after she brought her insurance policy to court to prove that she was covered on the day.

Dempsey, of Stanaway Road, Crumlin, had been stopped driving her BMW at Rathmore, Ashford in Wicklow at 142kph on November 24, 2008, and had already been fined €150 for breaking the speed limit.

The prosecuting garda told the court he had made inquiries with insurance company Allianz and Dempsey had been covered at the time she was stopped.

Judge Murrough Connellan asked her what she had to say about the charge of failing to produce her driving licence.

"I produced my driving licence to the garda on the last day," she said.

Dempsey thanked the judge after he struck out both summonses.

On a previous appearance, Dempsey had explained that she was insured but "completely forgot" to produce proof at a garda station within 10 days.

She told Judge Connellan at the previous hearing that she forgot to produce the documents within the time. But a certificate she brought to court at that stage did not cover her for the time of driving.

At the time, she told the court she "must have brought the wrong one".

Dempsey is the sister of the late Lesley Dempsey (26), a pal of Freddie Thompson who was not involved in crime and died tragically in 2008. She has been involved in a relationship with Thompson for several years.