Ad­mit­ted care­less driv­ing

Bray People - - NEWS -

BRAY MAN Sid­ney Moore­house en­tered a plea in court last week to a charge of care­less driv­ing rather than fight an ac­cu­sa­tion of dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

This was his third in­ci­dent of care­less driv­ing and he was disqual­i­fied for nine months.

Moore­house (29), of 7A Old­court Park, was be­fore Bray District Court last Thurs­day.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on De­cem­ber 5 when Garda David Shore saw Moore­house driv­ing a van on Kil­lar­ney road. He turned to fol­low the ve­hi­cle and sig­nalled for him to stop. He ac­cel­er­ated on Sol­dier’s Road, ap­proached a round­about and took the exit on the right hand side.

The rear of the truck slightly slid to the left. This all hap­pened at 10.30 a.m.

As the road widened, Garda Shore at­tempted to drive along­side him. ‘ He swung in front of me and I had to ap­ply the brakes,’ he said.

‘Against my bet­ter judge­ment I’ll ac­cept the plea to care­less driv­ing,’ said Judge David Kennedy. ‘He should have pulled in sooner and ac­cepts that al­though he wouldn’t nec­es­sar­ily agree with all the facts,’ said so­lic­i­tor Con­way O’Hara. ‘He apol­o­gises to garda for his be­hav­iour.’

Moore­house was also fined €750.

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