Killarney car chase accused granted High Court bail

A 34-year-old man who was involved in a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle in Killarney has been granted bail at the High Court. Killarney District Court Gardai had objected to Richard Brazier of 50 Doireann Alainn, Killarney being released from custody at a special sitting of Killorglin District Court earlier this month. His mother was in Killarney District Court with a cash security of €500. The charges arise following a high-speed chase through Killarney that lasted for half an hour on the afternoon of July 3rd. Garda witnesses told a special sitting of Killorglin District Court they had observed Richard Brazier driving a van at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour, at the wrong side of the road. They said it was sheer luck no one had been killed. The court heard he had taken a number of roundabouts the wrong way before crashing into a wall at Woodlawn Estate. Mr Brazier is charged with four counts of dangerous driving, at Lackabane, Daly’s roundabout on the Park Road, Rookery Road and at Woodlawn, Killarney. He is also charged with taking a van at Shanakeale, Castlemaine without the owner’s consent. His solicitor, Padraig O’Connell previously told the court his client was on methadone treatment. Judge James O’Connor remanded him on bail, with liberty to re-enter, to the September 1st sitting of the court.