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Driving ban Father-of-seven who had five driving bans 'on the go' when caught without insurance jailed

Father-of-seven Siraj Olesegun (52) had been given previous disqualifications totalling 40 years when he took a car on the road because of a family "difficulty".

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A MOTORIST who had five driving bans "on the go" when he was caught without insurance has been given a five-month sentence.

Father-of-seven Siraj Olesegun (52) had been given previous disqualifications totalling 40 years when he took a car on the road because of a family "difficulty".

Judge David McHugh imposed the sentence and banned the accused from driving for 10 years.

Olesegun, of Stocking Well Wood, Dublin 16, pleaded guilty to uninsured driving.

A garda told Blanchardstown District Court he pulled the accused over when he saw him driving a Nissan Micra while holding a mobile phone on the M50 western parkway on November 23, 2019.

At the time he was stopped, the accused had three previous convictions for uninsured driving and had "five separate disqualifications on the go", the officer said.

On the day, Olesegun re- ceived a call from his wife on the other side of Dublin in relation to a family difficulty, solicitor John O'Doherty said.

Mr Doherty said the accused was "in difficulty" and asked Judge McHugh not to jail him.

Judge McHugh fixed recognisances in the event of an appeal.


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