Judge says Limerick motorist had ‘no regard for the rules of the road’

A woman was given a three month jail sentence at Kilmallock Court for driving without insurance for the third time.

A woman was given a three month jail sentence at Kilmallock Court for driving without insurance for the third time.

A woman was given a three month jail sentence at Limerick court for driving without insurance for the third time.

Lynn Greaney, aged 28, of Dromsally Woods, Cappamore, pleaded guilty at Kilmallock Court to the offence at Main Street, Cappamore, on September 15, 2017.

Garda John Ryan, who stopped the vehicle, said Ms Greaney had two previous no insurance convictions.

Kevin Power, solicitor for Ms Greaney, said evidence was given at a previous court sitting that his client was in a “volatile relationship” at the time.

“She was trying to avoid this person,” said Mr Power.

Judge Marian O’Leary said: “Tell me why I shouldn’t send her to jail.”

Mr Power said she has three young children and doesn’t have access to a car at the moment.

Judge O’Leary said it is Ms Greaney’s third no insurance offence.

“She has no regard whatsoever for the rules of the road. I’ll think about it over lunch,” said Judge O’Leary.

After lunch the judge imposed a three month prison sentence, disqualified Ms Greaney from driving for six years and fined her €400. She was also fined €300 for not having a driving licence.

Recognisance was fixed in the event of an appeal.

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