'judgement lapse' | 

Driver claimed he gave false name in ‘panic’ to gardai

Anthony Trimble (30) was fined €300 and put on a peace bond

The Garda logo on a Garda vehicle in Dublin.© PA

Andrew PhelanIndependent.ie

A DRIVER “panicked” and gave gardaí a false name when stopped, a court has heard.

Anthony Trimble (30) was fined €300 and put on a peace bond when he appeared in Blanchardstown District Court. Trimble, of Pipers Court, Hansfield Wood, Clonsilla was charged with uninsured driving and giving gardaí false details.

The court heard a garda stopped a Volkswagen Passat driven by Trimble at Tolka Valley Road, Finglas, on September 8 last year. When questioned, he gave a different name and date of birth.

In an earlier incident, gardaí stopped him driving a 7-series BMW on the M50 southbound in west Dublin on January 5 last year.

He had no insurance displayed and showed the garda screen shots of a policy in the name of another person.

Defence barrister Ciaran MacLoughlin said Trimble had given his correct identity “almost immediately” – within minutes.

Mr MacLoughlin said the accused panicked in a “lapse of judgment” but “almost instantaneously” gave the correct information.

Judge Gerard Jones fined Trimble on the no insurance charge and put him on a peace bond for giving a false name.


Today's Headlines

More Courts

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices