Sunday 22 September 2019

Two-year driving ban for woman who rammed her boyfriend's car during row

Katie Kehoe got a two-year driving ban and €500 fine
Katie Kehoe got a two-year driving ban and €500 fine

Olivia Kelleher

A woman who rammed her boyfriend's car, leading him to jump on to the bonnet of her vehicle to avoid serious injury, has been disqualified from driving for two years.

Katie Kehoe (21) appeared before Clonakilty District Court, where she was sentenced in relation to what gardaí called a domestic dispute which spiralled out of control.

Ms Kehoe, of Coach Road in Dunmanway, Co Cork, pleaded guilty to three charges, including the production of a pair of scissors in the course of a dispute and dangerous driving.

Garda Liam Galvin told the court that at 11pm on November 11, 2018, gardaí received a phone call regarding an alleged domestic dispute on Kilbarry Road in Dunmanway.

Gda Galvin said when he and another garda arrived, the injured party told gardaí that Ms Kehoe was "going mad" and had rammed the side of his car. He claimed she also waved a pair of scissors at him.

Gda Galvin said the mother of one was "agitated and aggressive". She admitted she had rammed the car.

Gda Galvin said the man had to "jump on the defendant's bonnet while [it was] colliding with the side of his vehicle, narrowly missing being seriously injured".

Gda Galvin also told the court that CCTV showed Ms Kehoe chasing the man while she was holding a pair of scissors. She had also jumped on top of the other car, ripping off the wipers and hitting the vehicle with a pair of scissors.

The couple have since reconciled, with the man wishing to withdraw his complaint.

Ms Kehoe was given a two-year disqualification and was ordered to pay a €500 fine.

Irish Independent

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