Limerick mum of four handed lengthy driving ban for driving without insurance

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Limerick District Court heard the woman was not insured on the date and was disqualified from driving

Limerick District Court heard the woman was not insured on the date and was disqualified from driving

A LIMERICK mother-of-four has been disqualified for eight years after she admitted driving without insurance for a fifth time.

Limerick District Court was told Leanne Casey, 27, who is originally from Hyde Road, Prospect was stopped by gardai while driving at Crecora Avenue, on June 8, 2017.

She was not insured on the date and was disqualified from driving.

Solicitor Tom Kiely said his client, who is currently living in sheltered accommodation, was an “exceptionally vulnerable position” around the time as she and other members of her family had been caught up in a very serious and violent dispute.

“There were shootings, assaults, cars being burned out – the level of violence was simply unbelievable,” he said, adding that his client had to move to an address outside of the city for a time such was her fear.

Mr Kiely said Ms Casey has had a difficulty with drugs in the past but that she is now clean and has not taken illicit drugs for some time.

“She has only recently started dealing with everything,” he said, adding that she has not come to the attention of gardai over the past year.

Having noting the submissions, Judge Marian O’Leary imposed a five month prison sentence which she suspended for two years.

She disqualified her from driving for eight years and imposed a €400 fine.