Speeding mother had no insurance

Published: 21 Sep 2012 19:22

A 28-year-old mother of three was found to be driving without insurance when police stopped her for speeding, Fermanagh Court has been told.

Louise Patrick, of Agharainey Court, Enniskillen, was fined £275 and banned from driving for three months when she admitted the offences.

A prosecutor told the court that on July 19, police detected Patrick travelling at 57mph within the 40mph speed limit on the Fivemiletown Road at Clabby. She admitted she didn't have a licence and insurance and that she had taken her partner's Vauxhall Vectra without his permission.

Defence solicitor, Mr. Bernard Corrigan, said Patrick had no way of getting to a course in Clogher in connection with her job as a convent housekeeper and took the family car. She had a licence but had been disqualified from driving in 2005 and not obtained a new licence.

District Judge Liam McNally told Patrick she had taken the car out "knowing quite well you weren't insured".

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