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Monaghan man sent for trial at Circuit Criminal Court due to alleged incident of "dangerous driving"

Oct 29, 2021 12:10 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan man sent for trial at Circuit Criminal Court due to alleged incident of "dangerous driving" Monaghan man sent for trial at Circuit Criminal Court due to alleged incident of "dangerous driving"
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It was alleged that during an incident on the second of June, 2021, Mr Myles "failed to stop for gardaí" at Faltagh, Swanns Cross.

A 21-year-old Monaghan man has been sent forward for trial in the Circuit Criminal Court due to an alleged incident of "dangerous driving" that caused "gardaí to take evasive action".

A Book of Evidence was served on Caolan Myles, of 2 Cois Abhainn, Threemilehouse, Co Monaghan, at a recent sitting of Monaghan District Court.

At a sitting of Monaghan District Court on October 27th, it was alleged that during an incident on the second of June, 2021, Mr Myles "failed to stop for gardaí" at Faltagh, Swanns Cross.

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A Garda giving evidence said this caused "gardaí to take evasive action", and that Mr Myles "crossed the border" and "committed multiple counts of dangerous driving, at one point driving towards gardaí".

There are eight offences arising from the alleged incident, including seven under Section 53 of the Road Traffic Act.

Defence for Mr Myles "rejected" that he was the driver, but the garda said she saw him in the driver's seat from a short distance.

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Defence noted that Mr Myles was not apprehended at the scene, but the garda said this was because "he fled into the North".

Defence for Mr Myles said he "denies that charge" and added that "the only evidence is garda ID, which will be challenged" as "he was not apprehended at the scene".

The Defence added that Mr Myles could face a long period in remand and said that Mr Myles assured the Defence that he will comply with any bail conditions.

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Mr Myles was granted bail, but has to sign into Monaghan Garda Station every day, provide his mobile number to the gardaí, is under a curfew from 10pm to 7am, and is banned from driving in the interim.

He also has to provide an own bail bond of €100, as well as an independent surety of €5,000.

The case will be brought to the Circuit Criminal Court on the 11th of January, 2022.

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