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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Dad-to-be jailed for no insurance Security man had cannabis

A FATHER-to-be caught driving without insurance was doing little jobs for his pregnant girlfriend at the time, a court heard.

Wayne Brown (22) claimed he has "turned over a new leaf" since he discovered he is to become a father and is focused on looking after his girlfriend and unborn baby.

Judge John Coughlan banned Brown from driving for 40 years and sentenced him to four months in prison.

Brown, who is unemployed, of Barry Drive, Finglas, admitted before Swords District Court to driving without insurance or having a driving licence at Pinnock Hill, in Swords, on May 14 last year.

The judge set recognisances for an appeal.



Security man had cannabis

A SECURITY guard caught with over €750 worth of cannabis has claimed a former flatmate left it behind as part-payment for a utility bill.

The judge said she would apply the Probation Act after Piotr Nowicki (27) donated €700 to Bentley House.

Nowicki admitted before Dun Laoghaire District Court to possession of cannabis with a street value of €750 at his home in Clarinda Park East, Dun Laoghaire, on February 12 last year.

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