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Youth (16) jailed for injuring garda with stolen jeep

Declan Brennan and Jessica Magee

Published 30/11/2012 | 05:00

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A teenager who pinned a garda up against a wall by driving a stolen 4x4 into her on Halloween night has been imprisoned for a year.

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The 16-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, pleaded guilty to endangerment, dangerous driving and unauthorised use of a vehicle at Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin, on October 31, 2011.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that the youth had consumed eight cans of lager, vodka and tablets.

He told gardai he was so drunk on the night that he had no memory of driving at speed towards Garda Linda Bury.

Gda Bury suffered a gaping head wound requiring nine staples and had severe tissue damage to her left leg after she was pinned against a wall by the stolen Suzuki 4x4.

Judge Carmel Stewart sentenced the youth to three and a half years in detention for reckless endangerment, with two and a half years suspended.

The teenager has been directed to keep the peace and comply with probation services for two and a half years once he has served 12 months' detention.

Irish Independent

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