A man was remanded in custody at a special sitting of Killorglin District Court today where he appeared on four charges of dangerous driving and one charge of unlawfully taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
It was alleged that Richard Brazier, with an address at 50 Doireann Álainn, Killarney drove on the wrong side of the road and on the wrong side of a roundabout before ultimately colliding with a wall in Woodlawn Estate yesterday afternoon.
Garda Edmond Walsh gave evidence in court of the high speed chase which lasted up to half an hour.
Photographic evidence was also given in court of damage to the wall and vehicle.
The defendant’s solicitor Pádraig O’Connell applied for bail on the basis that Mr Brazier would sign on twice a day, hand in his passport, not enter an MPV (mechanically propelled vehicle) and abide by any conditions imposed by the court.
Mr O’Connell also said his client was in receipt of methadone treatment.
Bail was opposed by Inspector John Brennan on the grounds of the serious nature of the alleged offences and the court also heard of two existing bench warrants.
Judge James O’Connor refused bail and remanded the defendant in custody to appear in Killarney District Court on Tuesday July 7th.