Gardaí warn of driving with no insurance and licence as one motorist faces court summons
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Gardaí warn of driving with no insurance and licence as one motorist faces court summons

Gardaí have issued a warning to anyone considering driving without a driving licence and insurance.

The warning comes as Gardaí working at a roadside checkpoint today have reported using technology to catch one hapless motorist that was driving without both his motor insurance and driving licence.

Officers working at the scene shared a picture of an app used to scan digitalised motor documents used to quickly determine the driver's accurate details, revealing that the motorist in question had neither a driving licence or car insurance to his name.

The driver, when asked by Gardaí at the checkpoint in Limerick about either proof of licence or insurance, told members of the Roads Policing Unit he 'didn't have it on him'.

The tweet shared by the Garda Traffic account stated the driver now has a court date to follow due to the consequences.

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Driving without car insurance is currently punishable by a fine of up to €5,000 and 5 penalty points, with some cases leading to up to six months imprisonment.