Saturday 24 March 2018

Driver allegedly trapped man under car and stole his tools

Charges facing Daniel Maughan include dangerous driving
Charges facing Daniel Maughan include dangerous driving

A Dublin man has been sent for trial accused of reckless endangerment by trapping a man under a car after stealing his power tools.

Daniel Maughan (22) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared before Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Maughan, of Carton Road, Poppintree, Ballymun, was remanded on continuing bail.

He is charged with intentionally or recklessly engaging in conduct that created a substantial risk of death or serious harm.

The charge alleges that he drove a blue Mazda 626 dangerously, hitting a man and trapping him under the vehicle.

Mr Maughan is further charged with stealing the same man's drill, power saw and chargers, dangerous driving and failing to report an accident to gardai.


The offences are all alleged to have happened at Dublin Airport Logistics Park, St Margaret's Road, Finglas on December 7, 2015.

State solicitor Michael Durkan said the DPP was consenting to the accused being returned for trial and a book of evidence was ready.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Maughan the formal warning that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.

He also granted free legal aid and made an order for disclosure by the prosecution of the video of the accused's garda interview.

He sent the defendant forward for trial to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court next month.

Mr Maughan, who has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charges, was remanded on bail.

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