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Friday 9 December 2016

Dad with no insurance had children in the back

A MAN who drove uninsured with his three children in the car and then refused to give gardai his name has been disqualified from driving for two years.
A MAN who drove uninsured with his three children in the car and then refused to give gardai his name has been disqualified from driving for two years.

A MAN who drove uninsured with his three children in the car and then refused to give gardai his name has been disqualified from driving for two years.

Adewale Adegbokan (32) was also fined €400 for driving without insurance and €200 for giving gardai a false name. He was further fined €75 for driving without a licence.

Adegbokan, of Bally- gara estate, Garristown, Co Dublin, pleaded guilty at Swords District Court to the offences which happened last February 15 at Stephenstown, Balbriggan.

Gda Francis Curley said he stopped Adegbokan, who was driving a Toyota Corolla car.

He had his three children in the back and was driving without insurance.

Gda Curley said Adegbokan failed to give gardai his correct name, and only after a day-long investigation did they manage to determine his identity.

"We had to go to his house to get his passport," said Gda Curley, who added that Adegbokan has no previous convictions.

Defence barrister Patrick Jackson told Judge Dermot Dempsey that Adegbokan is from Nigeria and had only been in Ireland three or four days.

He said the "facts speak for themselves", and Adegbokan was going to a pharmacy as one of his children was sick.

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