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Teenager Mark Fagan is charged with reckless endangerment

Teenager Mark Fagan is charged with reckless endangerment

Teenager Mark Fagan is charged with reckless endangerment

A driver put a cyclist at "substantial risk of death" when he almost crashed into him during a high-speed road rampage, a court was told.

Mark Fagan (19) is alleged to have been driving at speeds of up to 120kmh in the incident.

Judge David McHugh ruled the case was too serious to be heard at Blanchardstown District Court and adjourned it for further directions from the DPP.

Mr Fagan, of Croftwood Green, Ballyfermot, is charged with reckless endangerment and dangerous driving on the night of July 7 and 8, 2019.

Detective Garda John Mc- Weeney said the DPP had consented to summary disposal of the case at district court level.

Colliding

He said a Nissan Almera was driven at speed on the Nangor Road, Clondalkin, going through red lights at the Kill- een Road junction and across Luas tracks before nearly coll-

iding with a cyclist at Kyle- more Avenue, Ballyfermot.

Det Gda McWeeney said the cyclist was put at "substantial risk of death".

The Almera overtook cars and crossed to the wrong side of the road.

It was being driven at 100 to 120kph and the roads were wet due to heavy rainfall.

The court heard the car went the wrong way around roundabouts at Cherry Orchard Avenue and Cedarbrook Way.

Judge McHugh refused jurisdiction and adjourned the case to next month for the DPP "to consider her position".

When the DPP consents, a book of evidence will be prepared and the accused will be returned for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.


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