Sunday 23 September 2018

Woman accused of climbing over motorway flyover during rush hour

Anne Marie Pezzillo
Anne Marie Pezzillo

A WOMAN has been accused of endangering the lives of drivers by trying to climb a motorway flyover during rush hour.

Ann Marie Pezzillo (32) had the case against her adjourned when she appeared at Blanchardstown District Court on an endangerment charge.

Ms Pezzillo, of no fixed address, is charged with attempting to climb over the flyover bridge at the Navan Road in Blanchardstown.

The charge alleges that this posed a serious danger to the heavy morning traffic below "which created a substantial risk of death or serious harm" to others.

The charge is under Section 13 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act and the incident is alleged to have happened on July 3 last.

Sgt Maria Callaghan said the DPP had consented to summary disposal of the case.

Apart from the allegations contained in the charge, she told Judge David McHugh the case related to the defendant being released from hospital when she did not want to leave.


She was arrested and taken to Blanchardstown Garda Station where a doctor was called for her. Following an examination, she was deemed medically fit, Sgt Callaghan said.

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case at District Court level and adjourned it to a date later this month.

Ms Pezzillo has not yet indicated how she intends to plead to the charge.

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