Thursday 14 December 2017

Man charged over railway terrace crash

A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with a crash in which, it is alleged, €10,000 worth of damage was caused to two houses at Railway Terrace on the Carrick Road.

Jake Keenan, whose address was given as 481 Ashling Park, was charged with endangerment and criminal damage to two houses, an eir pole and a wall on January 29. In addition, he was charged with dangerous driving and having no insurance.

Gardai told Judge John Coughlan that Keenan, who is in custody, made no reply when the charges were put to him before court last Wednesday.

Sgt. Fintain McGroder said the DPP had directed the case be sent forward to the circuit court for trial. He said the estimated bill for the alleged damage to the Railway Terrace houses is €10,000 and Gardai allege Keenan was 'driving a car that collided with the houses'.

The sergeant added: 'I don't believe he deliberately hit them'. Regarding the wall and the pole, Sgt. McGroder said there was no estimate for the alleged damage as eir said they were going to fix it themselves, while 'we have yet to find the owner of the wall'.

It was clarified that Keenan would be sent forward on all the charges, excluding the dangerous driving and no insurance offences. There was no application for bail and Keenan was remanded in custody to appear again on March 28.

An application for legal aid was granted.

The Argus

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