Wednesday 21 March 2018

Glenda Gilson's brother faces drug possession charges

Damien Gilson
Damien Gilson

Tom Tuite

A BROTHER of model and TV presenter Glenda Gilson appeared in court yesterday accused of cannabis possession and driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Damien Gilson (35), with an address at Raglan Road, Dublin, was summonsed to court for allegedly driving "under the influence of an intoxicant" to such an extent he was incapable of having proper control of a vehicle at Diswellstown Road in north Dublin and dangerous driving at the Phoenix Park, on September 8 last year.

He also faces three further charges for unlawful possession of cannabis resin and cannabis herb at Blanchardstown garda station and possessing cannabis resin at Diswellstown Road, on the same date.

A bench warrant for his arrest had initially been issued by Judge Bridget Reilly at Dublin District yesterday.

However, minutes later, prosecuting Garda Paul Doona, who described the prosecution as "serious Road Traffic Act matters", had the case recalled.

Judge Reilly cancelled the warrant after hearing that Mr Gilson was present and had been outside the courtroom when he was first called.

She acceded to a request by the defence to grant an order for disclosure of the prosecution evidence.

Mr Gilson's solicitor also informed the judge that all of the charges stemmed from "the same incident".

Judge Reilly adjourned the case until a date next month.

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