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FATHER remanded on hit-and-run charge

A MOTORIST has appeared in court charged with a hit-and-run offence following an accident in which two people received injuries.

James Timoney (38) is accused of failing to keep his vehicle at the scene of an accident in west Dublin in which two people were allegedly injured.

The accused was remanded on continuing bail by Judge David McHugh to appear before Blanchardstown District Court again at the end of January.

The accused, with an address at Seven Oaks, Swords Road, Dublin 9, is charged before Blanchardstown court with failing to keep a vehicle at the scene of an accident.

The alleged offence is contrary to Section 106 of the Road Traffic Act.

It is alleged that Mr Timoney was the driver of a vehicle which caused injury to two people at Main Street in Finglas on April 11, 2014.

The matter is a summary offence to be dealt with in the district court, where the penalties upon conviction are less severe.

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming requested the disclosure of any statements in relation to the allegation.

Mr Fleming also applied for free legal aid, telling the court that Mr Timoney is a divorced father of two children. He is also paying a mortgage and rent.

Judge McHugh assigned Mr Fleming on free legal aid.

Mr Timoney has not yet indicated how he is pleading to the charge.