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AN UNINSURED driver caught for a 10th time has been jailed for four months and disqualified from driving for a decade.

Gavin Fulton (32) was also driving under the influence when he was stopped by gardaí last year.

The defendant, with an address at homeless accommodation in Ballymun, admitted driving without insurance and driving under the influence of an intoxicant at St Helena's Road in Finglas on October 6, 2020.

The court heard Fulton had 105 previous convictions, including nine for uninsured driving.

His defence lawyer said Fulton's convictions made grim reading.

Fulton, a father of three, had worked on and off in construction. He also had a tablet addiction in his teens.

His lawyer said Fulton and his family had been in and out of homeless accommodation in recent years. His partner was now living with her mother but he remained in homeless accommodation.

He asked the judge to consider a suspended sentence, saying Fulton was no longer driving.

Judge David McHugh said he was satisfied a custodial sentence was appropriate.

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