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Teen was nabbed by gardai after bike cut out

A TEENAGER was caught driving without insurance after his scrambler bike cut out and stalled in front of gardai.

Shane Hogan (19) accepted he should not have been driving the bike on the public road.

Judge John Coughlan fined Hogan €250 and banned him from driving for two years.

The defendant, of Donomore Crescent in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to driving without insurance.

Sergeant Ronan Lawlor said he was on mobile patrol at Killinarden Heights in Tallaght shortly before 1pm on October 11 last year.


Sgt Lawlor said he saw three scrambler bikes driving on a green area. The sergeant said the men came off the green area and onto the road.

He said two of the bikes left the area but Hogan's bike cut out and stalled.

Sgt Lawlor asked Hogan for his insurance certificate but he admitted he wasn't insured.

The court heard that the defendant has three previous convictions, including a previous conviction for driving without insurance.

Defence lawyer Gabby Deane said Hogan had been on his bike in the fields beside his house and he only drove a short distance along the public road.