Case is ad­journed

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

A MAN ac­cused of fail­ing to give a sam­ple when sus­pected of driv­ing over the limit has had his case ad­journed.

Ed­ward Mur­phy (38) of 13 Brook­lands, Marl­ton Road, Wick­low, ap­peared in Bray Dis­trict Court on Thurs­day, July 13. The court heard that on Satur­day, Septem­ber 10, 2016, Mur­phy was driv­ing in the wrong di­rec­tion on Meath Road in Bray at 2.44 a.m. and was veer­ing from side to side, nar­rowly avoid­ing col­lid­ing with other cars.

The court heard that in the garda sta­tion that night, he was stum­bling, mum­bling his words, and re­fused to give a sam­ple.

The court heard that Mur­phy ‘point blank’ re­fused to pro­vide a spec­i­men of breath.

‘No ev­i­dence was given that an ex­pla­na­tion for the ar­rest was given in or­di­nary lan­guage,’ said a bar­ris­ter for the de­fence. The judge said he would lis­ten to the record­ing and ad­journ that mat­ter. Mur­phy was also charged with dan­ger­ous driv­ing for his man­ner of driv­ing on Meath Road. Judge David Kennedy said that he would con­vict, and sen­tence him along with the other mat­ter.

The case was ad­journed to Septem­ber 28.

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