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.