Driver faces €3000 fine after Gardai catch them misusing parking permit to go shopping

The motorist was caught as part of Operation Enable, a multi-agency initiative launched in March to tackle disability cheats.

A Dublin driver is facing a hefty fine this Christmas after being caught by Gardai misusing a disabled parking permit to go late night shopping - writes

The driver, who parked on Drury Street in the south city centre, was caught by Gardai as part of Operation Enable, a multi-agency initiative which aims to tackle disability cheats.

Posting on Twitter, Gardai say the driver was illegally using their mother-in-law's disabled parking permit to park their car in a prime location in order to do some Christmas shopping.

However, after being caught by Gardai, the motorist is now facing a fine of up to €3,000 and/or six months in prison.

Operation Enable was launched in March after Gardai decided to tackle the misuse of disabled parking permits in Dublin City Centre.

The multi-agency initiative has already snared a number of drivers, including people who have used permits issued to dead relatives, and others who have used one permit for multiple cars.

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