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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Driver was 'afraid' to tell boss about ban

Daniel McLoughlin (26)
Daniel McLoughlin (26) "panicked" and gave a false name to gardai because he knew he shouldn't have been driving

A PAINTER and decorator asked to move a van by a temporary employer was afraid he would lose his job if he told him he was banned from driving, court heard.

Daniel McLoughlin (26) "panicked" and gave a false name to gardai because he knew he shouldn't have been driving.

Judge David McHugh banned McLoughlin from driving for four years, fined him €200 and ordered him to complete 200 hours community service.

The defendant, of Wellview Avenue in Mulhuddart, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to driving without insurance or a driving licence and providing gardai with a false name on October 7, 2014.

The court heard McLoughlin was serving a four-year driving ban at the time and he "panicked" when he saw gardai.

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