Didn’tgive specimen

Bray People - - NEWS -

A woman who was driving so slow as to draw the at­ten­tion of the gar­dai also failed to give a specimen of breath.

Melissa Wa­ters, (41), 38 Ross­more Park, New­town­moun­tkennedy, was rum­mag­ing in her bag and wasn’t con­cen­trat­ing or lis­ten­ing to in­struc­tions when asked to give a specimen of breath at the garda sta­tion, garda Ciara Too­lis told Bray District Court.

Wa­ters was driving from the Kil­lar­ney Road to the N11 when she drew the at­ten­tion of gar­daí who were com­ing off shift and were so con­cerned that they de­cided to stop the de­fen­dant. This oc­curred at ap­prox­i­mately 3 a.m. on March 27, 2017

Wa­ters was charged with driving with­out due care and at­ten­tion. Bar­ris­ter Eoin Gal­lagher ar­gued that there was no in­di­ca­tion that she drove with­out due care and at­ten­tion.

‘You have to go a cer­tain rate on the road,’ said Judge David Kennedy.

Mr Gal­lagher said that his client has never been in trou­ble be­fore.

Judge Kennedy handed down a fine of €750 for fail­ing to give a specimen, and €250 for the driving mat­ter. ill-treat­ment of an an­i­mal.

James Clarke (63), 7 Devils Cot­tage, Bal­ly­hau­nis, County Mayo, ap­peared in Bray District Court for the pro­duc­tion of the book. The court heard that the DPP had con­sented for the mat­ter to be sent for­ward for trial to the cen­tral crim­i­nal court.

The crimes are al­leged to have oc­curred be­tween May 1988, and May 1989, at Sea Road in Kil­coole.

There was no ap­pli­ca­tion for bail. Judge David Kennedy agreed to le­gal aid for two coun­cil, given the se­ri­ous na­ture of the charges.

The court heard that Clarke is serv­ing a sen­tence in Ar­bour Hill prison. client is an elec­tri­cian by trade, who left school at 14.

He said that Gro­gan’s first en­counter with al­co­hol was at the age of 13. He de­vel­oped al­co­hol is­sues then re­mained sober for a num­ber of years and se­cured a job.

He then got care­less, took a drink, and spi­ralled. He has re­cently been through detox.

The court heard that his mother is will­ing to sup­port him and anx­ious he stabilise.

Judge David Kennedy said that the de­fen­dant is still young enough to turn his life around and ad­journed the mat­ter to Fe­bru­ary 25 for a pro­ba­tion re­port. be­haved that way and he knows that,’ said Mr Gal­lagher.

He was sen­tenced to three months for the as­sault and ob­struc­tion, with the fail­ure to ap­pear taken into con­sid­er­a­tion.

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