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20 Jan 2022

Granard District Court: Fined for false statement to Gardaí

Fined €200

Granard District Court: Fined for false statement to Gardaí

A woman who claimed that her car had been rear-ended at roadworks in Granard was fined €200.

Noreen Stokes, 2 Auburn Park, Edgeworthstown came before the June sitting of Granard District Court charged with making a false statement at Edgeworthstown Garda Station on July 31, 2014.

Outlining the case to the court, Superintendent Sé McCormack explained that at that time, there were roadworks ongoing at Barrack Street, Granard and that on the date in question, Ms Stokes was stopped at the roadworks.

“She claimed that while stopped at the roadworks, she was rear ended,” Supt McCormack continued.

The court then heard that CCTV footage revealed that Ms Stokes had reversed into the vehicle behind her.

Addressing the court, Ms Stokes said that she was parked at a garage and had “reversed about two foot” to let a car turn in.

“She’s very embarrassed by it, she’s very sorry,” explained Ms Stokes’ solicitor.

Upon hearing that Ms Stokes had paid €2,000 to the injured party, Judge Hughes fined her €200.

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