Judge wrong to dismiss charge of drink-driving

The High Court has ruled that a District Judge was wrong to dismiss a drink-driving charge against a Kerryman because a garda used slightly incorrect wording in his evidence.

20th January, 2007

The High Court has ruled that a District Judge was wrong to dismiss a drink-driving charge against a Kerryman because a garda used slightly incorrect wording in his evidence.

Brendan Cronin appeared at Tralee District Court on April 5 last year, charged with driving with excess alcohol at Ballyheigue in Kerry in May 2005.

Garda Richard O’Connor gave evidence that he had formed the opinion that Cronin was incapable of ‘‘exercising’’ proper control of his car, rather...

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