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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Candidate arrested

'Politically motivated'

Angela MCCORMICK

Published 13/05/2009 | 12:37

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A LOCAL election candidate, who appeared in court on Friday charged with recklessly discharging a firearm in 2001, is claiming his arrest was 'politically motivated.'

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James Carey (pictured outside Drogheda Garda Station) is due in Drogheda District Court on polling day June 5th.

Carey is alleged to have shot the wife of a Garda in the backside with a pellet gun and to have shot at another young man and then driven off, in an incident in Gormanston in 2001.

Carey now 26, says the allegation relates to a 'childish teenage prank,' when he was 17.

'Why the gardaí have waited eight and a half years to bring forward this case?,' asked Mr Carey.

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