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Man sent for trial over road death of OAP

AN electrician has been sent for trial charged with dangerous driving causing the death of an elderly woman in north Dublin.

Carl Feighery (31) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared before Blanchards-town District Court.

He is charged in connection with the death of Rose Douglas in an incident in Finglas in January last year.

Gravity

Judge David McHugh sent him for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr Feighery, with an address at Millbourne Crescent, Ashbourne, Co Meath, is charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Ms Douglas at North Road, Finglas, on January 9, 2013.

A state solicitor told Judge McHugh that the DPP had directed trial on indictment. The charge sheet was amended to state the name of the deceased as “Rosemary AKA Rose Douglas”.

Mr Feighery’s lawyer asked the judge to extend legal aid to cover both junior and senior counsel given the “gravity of the charge”. Judge McHugh said he would leave this decision to the circuit court.

He gave the accused the formal caution that he must provide to the prosecution within 14 days details of any alibi he intends to rely on and sent him to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on June 20.

The defendant was remanded on continuing bail on existing terms. At the request of the defence, Judge McHugh amended one bail condition to allow Mr Feighery sign on at Finglas garda station.

Previously, the court heard the accused made no reply to the charge after caution.

Ms Douglas was struck as she crossed the road near her home.

aphelan@herald.ie


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