Ac­cused ob­tained li­cence on in­ter­net

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

A MAN who ob­tained a driv­ing li­cence over the In­ter­net was quite naive and be­lieved it to be au­then­tic, a court has heard.

Pawel Szczyku­tow­icz (32) had to pro­duce his driv­ing li­cence at a garda sta­tion. How­ever, the li­cence was dis­cov­ered to be fake fol­low­ing an anal­y­sis by gar­dai, Bal­brig­gan District Court heard.

The de­fen­dant, who has no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, pleaded guilty to us­ing a false driv­ing li­cence on April 19th at Bal­brig­gan Garda Sta­tion.

The de­fen­dant, who has an ad­dress at Moy­laragh Av­enue in Bal­brig­gan, didn’t have a driv­ing li­cence, de­fence so­lic­i­tor Fiona D’arcy told the court.

‘He went onto the In­ter­net and ob­tained one from a web­site. The re­sult is the li­cence he pro­duced at the garda sta­tion. He was quite naive and be­lieved it to be au­then­tic,’ said Ms D’arcy.

‘He knows now he has to do right and he is anx­ious to avoid a con­vic­tion,’ she added.

Judge John Chea­tle said if the de­fen­dant makes a char­i­ta­ble do­na­tion of €100 he will strike the case out. Once the money was handed over, he struck the case out.

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