Dublin model caught in stolen car may avoid jail
An aspiring model who was a passenger in a stolen car may avoid a prison sentence if she is deemed suitable for community service.
Chloe McAllister (19) was a rear seat passenger in the car, which was taken from a house in Skerries during the early hours of the morning, Swords District Court heard.
Gda John Lennon said he came across the car at 3.25am at Barnageeragh Cove before it took off at speed.
He said the driver and front seat passenger ran from the vehicle while McAllister and another female, who were in the rear, remained at the scene and were arrested.
McAllister, of Mourne Close, Skerries, pleaded guilty to unauthorised carriage in the car last May 28.
The court heard McAllister has one previous conviction, for being in unlawful possession of 12 bags of cannabis with a street value of €300 last March 14.
Defence barrister David Costello told the court that McAllister is currently unemployed but does modelling work.
"She was a passenger in the car and should've known better," said Mr Costello, adding that the teenager was very sorry for her actions.
Judge Dermot Dempsey ordered a probation report to see if McAllister would be suitable for 150 hours of community service in lieu of one month in prison.
He adjourned the case until December for the report.