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Red light crash case accused is sent for trial


A garda patrol van

A garda patrol van

A garda patrol van

A YOUNG man has been sent for trial accused of endangerment by driving past a red light and crashing into a car.

Troy Beirnes (20) had a book of evidence served on him at Blanchardstown District Court.

Beirnes, of St Ronan's Way, Ronanstown, is charged with driving a stolen car at Newlands Cross on March 28 this year.

He is also charged with recklessly driving through a red light at speed. This charge states he allegedly created a substantial risk of death or serious harm.

The allegations are both under the Road Traffic Act.


A State solicitor said the Director of Public Prosecutions was consenting to the case being dealt with at district court level.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Beirnes the formal notice that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.

The judge granted legal aid, to cover his solicitor, Michael Staines, and one barrister at his trial.

He then made amendments to the charges at the request of the State solicitor.

Judge McHugh also granted an order for disclosure by the State of copies of the video of Beirnes's garda interview.

He remanded the defendant on bail to appear in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on a date in October.