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Driver facing €3,000 fine for using mother-in-law's disabled parking permit to go late-night shopping

The person could also be jailed for six months.

A DRIVER IS facing a €3,000 fine and/or a six-month prison sentence for using their mother-in-law’s disabled parking permit.

Gardaí said the driver used the permit to park their car while they went late-night shopping in Dublin city.

The person was caught as part of Operation Enable – a multi-agency initiative between An Garda Síochána, Dublin City Council, Dublin Street Parking Services, the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland and Irish Wheelchair Association.

The campaign urges disabled permit holders to respect the conditions attached to the permits and not allow others to misuse them.

Parking spaces can be particularly hard to come by in many areas in the run up to Christmas, but gardaí have asked people to not misuse disabled permits or park in disabled spaces if they don’t have a legitimate permit.

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