Court told gardaí gave chase for 20km

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

DE­TAILS of the dan­ger­ous driv­ing charges brought against Ray Carthy (31) of 9 Rose­mount Gar­dens, Bal­ly­murn were given at the Dis­trict Court sit­ting in Wex­ford.

Traf­fic corps garda Niall Bro­phy told the judge how he was on duty in Castle­bridge around mid­night on Septem­ber 4 when he saw a Volk­swa­gen Pas­sat pulling out of a petrol sta­tion. He stated that this led to a 20 kilo­me­tre chase be­fore the car came to a halt at Mil­lands in Oyle­gate.

The garda be­lieved that Carthy was the driver, al­leg­ing that he drove at 80 km/h through the vil­lages of Castle­bridge and Bal­ly­murn.

It was fur­ther al­leged that the driver of a van com­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion was obliged to take eva­sive ac­tion in Bal­ly­lu­cas to avoid a col­li­sion with the Pas­sat.

Garda Bro­phy also said that Carthy nar­rowly avoided pedes­tri­ans along the way.

Judge Ger­ard Haughton ruled that the case should be re­ferred to the Cir­cuit Court.

Charges al­leg­ing that the de­fen­dant had il­licit drugs for sale or sup­ply to oth­ers were also be­fore the court. Solic­i­tor John O’Dono­van said there might be an is­sue about his client’s fit­ness to plead.

Mr O’Dono­van de­scribed Carthy’s be­hav­iour at a pre­vi­ous court sit­ting as pe­cu­liar, though the ac­cused man now ap­peared to be a lot bet­ter.

The judge re­sponded that the court would seek prepa­ra­tion of a med­i­cal re­port as a mat­ter of ur­gency, ad­journ­ing for a week.

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