Bray People

Lucky not to have been struck by ve­hi­cle

- Crime · Incidents · District Court · David Kennedy

A man who was drunk and stepped into the road re­ceived a fine of € 200.

Greg O’Toole ( 4), Kil­na­mona, Lower Calary, Kil­macanogue, ap­peared last week in Bray District Court.

The court heard that on May 20, he was in­tox­i­cated out­side Lidl in Grey­stones and walked out onto the road. This was at 5.15 p. m. Gar­dai ar­rested him at the scene. The court heard that he was lucky not to be struck by a ve­hi­cle.

While the de­fen­dant had 26 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, the last for public or­der was in 2009.

Solic­i­tor Joe Maguire said that his client has var­i­ous lim­i­ta­tions and learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties. He lives with his fa­ther, who was present on the day. ‘ He has been largely keep­ing out of trou­ble,’ said Mr Maguire.

‘ His fa­ther feels that be­cause of covid he broke out on this oc­ca­sion. He has told his fa­ther he is very sorry and it won’t hap­pen again.’

Judge David Kennedy said that he doesn’t want to see O’Toole back in court again.

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