Carnew mother avoids prison for no in­sur­ance

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

RE­PEAT mo­tor in­sur­ance of­fender Saman­tha Fitzger­ald (34) of 16 To­ma­cork View, Carnew, was back be­fore Gorey District Court last Thurs­day on three charges of driv­ing with­out cover.

Judge John Chea­tle was told that the mother of six had al­ready been put off the road for seven years for a sim­i­lar of­fence.

So­lic­i­tor Ed King ac­cepted that Ms Fitzger­ald had shown a bla­tant dis­re­gard for the rel­e­vant laws in the past but ex­pected no re­peat in fu­ture. The judge banned her from hold­ing a li­cence for eight years. A four-month prison sen­tence was sus­pended once she signed a bond agree­ing to fol­low su­per­vi­sion of the pro­ba­tion ser­vice.

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