Uninsured driver gave gardai a false name
An uninsured driver panicked and gave gardai a false name when they stopped him on the M50.
Blanchardstown District Court was told that Patrick McGregor (31) had 11 previous convictions for uninsured driving.
He was disqualified for 15 years and ordered to complete 230 hours of community service in lieu of five months in prison.
McGregor, of Dunard Avenue, Dublin 7, admitted driving without insurance or a licence and giving a false name to gardai.
Gda Sgt Geraldine Mc- Manigan told the court that McGregor was stopped on the northbound section of the M50 at Clondalkin last January 15.
Sgt McManigan said he initially gave his name as James McGregor, but later admitted his name was Patrick.
McGregor had 83 pre- vious convictions, including 11 for uninsured driving.
He was last in trouble in 2010, when he received a 15-year driving ban.
John O'Doherty, defending, said his client had stayed out of trouble for some time.
McGregor had three children, and was focused on raising them, the court was told.