Boy in 200kph chase has 59 con­vic­tions

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

A 17-YEAR-OLD with 59 con­vic­tions stole an Audi A4 in Roscom­mon and reached 200kph on the road to Dublin while be­ing chased by the gar­daí, a court has heard.

Ryan Cahill, who is now 18, was ar­rested fol­low­ing a chase which be­gan in Boyle, Co. Roscom­mon and came to a halt in Lu­can, Dublin, on March 14 of this year.

He drove on the wrong side of the M4 mo­tor­way, smashed through a toll bar­rier and phoned gar­daí, beg­ging them to call off the pur­suit.

Even­tu­ally, the gar­daí used two stinger de­vices to stop him af­ter a 150km chase back to Dublin.

Cahill, from Harelawn Grove, Clon­dalkin, Dublin, was be­fore Dublin Chil­dren’s Court, and pleaded guilty to bur­glary, mo­tor theft, dan­ger­ous driv­ing and caus­ing crim­i­nal dam­age to a Garda car in Lu­can.

He will be sen­tenced in De­cem­ber. Cahill is cur­rently serv­ing a sen­tence, and asked the court not to ex­tend his time in cus­tody.

The judge, who noted that Cahill was no longer sub­ject to the ju­ris­dic­tion of the Chil­dren’s Court, praised the gar­daí for stop­ping him.

He said the teen was a bully who did not show any re­morse and could face a sen­tence of up to 18 months.

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