Three years for taxi hijacker
A MAN who hijacked a taxi and crashed it near his home has been sentenced to three years at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Dean Clarke (20) of Lealand Drive in Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to seizing a vehicle by force or threat on January 13, 2010 at Leyland, Clondalkin.
Garda Stephen Monaghan told the court Clarke and another man were at Hush nightclub in Dublin and at around 3.30am they flagged down a taxi.
Clarke drove off with the taxi after hitting the driver on his head with a bottle, the court heard. He crashed the car in Leyland estate and was arrested a short time later.