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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Driver accused of 'endangering' others

Kieran Cox’s case was sent forward to the Circuit Court
Kieran Cox’s case was sent forward to the Circuit Court

A Driver accused of endangering others during a road-traffic incident over four years ago has been sent forward for trial.

Kieran Cox (31) was allegedly driving dangerously at the time.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled that the allegations were too serious for the District Court.

The accused appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with endangerment.

The alleged incident took place at the Clonee slip road, N3 Clonee, on February 16, 2012.

Mr Cox is also accused of dangerous driving at the same time and place.

It is alleged that he drove a 1997-registered vehicle dangerously at speed and collided with another car, which created a substantial risk of death or serious harm to another individual.

A state solicitor said that the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Plea

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Cox the formal alibi caution.

The judge also ordered a video copy of an interview that gardai conducted with the accused be handed to his legal team.

A defence solicitor and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

Mr Cox - with addresses at Thomand Road in Ballyfermot and North Circular Road, Dublin 7 - has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.

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