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Biker accused of driving at gardai during chase

THIS is the biker accused of driving at gardai on the wrong side of the road during a chase through west Dublin.

Stephen Weafer (27) allegedly crashed his motorbike while trying to drive through bollards at speed.

Judge David McHugh said it was "quite an allegation".

The judge ordered the disclosure of any statements in relation to the allegation and adjourned the matter to next month.

The accused, of Casement Road, Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with six counts of dangerous driving.

He is also accused of driving under the influence of an intoxicant as well as driving without insurance or a driving licence in the same incident at Ratoath Avenue, Finglas, last February 6.

Sgt Mary Doherty said it is alleged that gardai saw Mr Weafer driving a motorbike at extremely high speed.

The officer alleged that gardai followed him on to Cappagh Road in Finglas where he ignored a red light at the junction.

She alleged that he then manoeuvred in and out of traffic in Ratoath Road, forcing oncoming cars to take evasive action to avoid him.

Sgt Doherty further alleged that Mr Weafer drove at speed towards a garda car on the wrong side of the road.

She also claimed he crashed his bike going through bollards at speed.

Mr Weafer has not yet indicated how he is pleading to the charges.