Warrant for holidaymaker accused of drink-driving
A holidaymaker who was charged with drink driving after being stopped by gardaí at Rosslare Europort on August 24 has had a bench warrant issued for his arrest at the District Court. Leslie Harrison (71) with an address in Oxfordshire in the UK was stopped by gardaí at the Europort having come off a ferry.
There was no appearance from him at the District Court in Wexford and Sgt Gary Raynor told the court that he understood the defendant was still in the jurisdiction on his holidays.
After some discussion with the court services, Judge Miriam Walsh was told that Harrison had not left a contact phone number on file with the court service.
Under those circumstances the state requested a bench warrant for Harrison’s arrest and Judge Walsh complied. THERE was no sign of a 29 year old woman due to appear before Wexford District Court to meet vice charges.
Henriett Hoffmann, address given in court paperwork as 20 Holly Well, Cromwellsfort Grove, Wexford, was represented by solicitor Tim Cummings who had no clear instructions. It was alleged that she directed the activities of more than one prostitute for the purposes of organised prostitution. She was further charged with allowing the top flat at 72 North Main Street in Wexford to be used as a brothel.
Mr Cummings told Judge Gerard Haughton that the accused had failed to meet him for a legal consultation about the case.
As a result he had no instructions as to how to respond to the prosecution. A warrant was issued for Ms Hoffmann’s arrest after the solicitor confirmed that she was not present.