Monday 17 June 2019

21-year-old man charged in connection with fatal accident

A 21-year-old man has appeared before Dundalk court charged in connection with a fatal accident which occurred last year.

Ryan Quinn, View Lodge, Faughart, is accused of dangerous driving causing the death of Robert McLoughlin (29) on 21 October, 2017, on the R132, the old Newry Road.

Garda Andrew McGuill gave evidence of arresting the defendant at 8.44am on Wednesday, 25 July at Dundalk garda station and subsequently charging him.

After caution Quinn made no reply.

The officer added there was consent to bail on agreed conditions and he sought an adjournment to a date in October.

The accused man's father, John Quinn, paid into court €1,000 cash as an independent surety.

Judge John Coughlan adjourned the case to 17 October next.

The Argus