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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Dangerous Driving

This year
# Dundrum
Three people arrested, one charged, after car chase in Dublin overnight
Gardaí said the car was subject to an unauthorised taking in south Co Dublin yesterday.
# Ballyfermot
Gardai get more time for DPP directions in Cherry Orchard car ramming case
Four boys were arrested in connection with the ramming of a Garda car, two 14-year-olds and two 15-year-olds.
Last year
# Dangerous Driving
Man who led gardaí on high-speed motorway chase with his two children in the backseat is jailed
The 34-year-old Dublin man, who can’t be named to protect the identity of his children, has 226 previous convictions.
# Dangerous Driving
UFC star Conor McGregor charged with dangerous driving in Bentley
He had been travelling in his Bentley Continental GT in west Dublin when he was stopped by gardaí.
# Desmond Wisley
Bail granted to man accused of driving truck through the gates of Russian embassy in Dublin
Desmond Wisley was charged yesterday evening with dangerous driving at the embassy and criminal damage to its gates.
# Dundalk
Man (20s) charged in connection with dangerous driving incident in Dundalk
Two gardaí were hospitalised after their car collided with a vehicle they were pursuing in the early hours of Sunday morning.
# Louth
Two gardaí hospitalised after pursuing car involved in Dundalk dangerous driving incident
The driver failed to stop the car when Gardaí requested and a pursuit was launched.
All time
# Dangerous Driving
Learner who drove her car over cyclist while unaccompanied convicted of dangerous driving
Paulina Galantkiewicz (34) told the trial that she “basically panicked” after realising her car had collided with someone.
# Checkpoint
Man charged after dangerous driving led to collision in Limerick
The car was seen travelling at high speed and occasionally on the wrong side of the road.
# Dangerous Driving
Judge urges motorists to 'take that second look' as woman fined €4k for knocking cyclist off his bike
The victim suffered a head injury and is now 50% deaf in one ear and has lost his sense of smell.
# Prince Aibangbe
Driver who caused pedestrian’s death unaware he had hit someone until told by his boss, court hears
He told gardai he thought he had hit a kerb.
# Dublin
Man who fled checkpoint jailed following 'litany of episodes of reckless and dangerous driving'
John McDonagh took off at speed at a garda checkpoint in Dublin last year.
# Mitchelstown
Man arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after failing to stop at Covid-19 checkpoint
The incident ended when the car hit a gate on a farm in Co Cork.
US turns down extradition request for woman charged with causing Harry Dunn's death
The 19-year-old was killed when his motorbike collided with Anne Sacoolas’ vehicle in England last August.
# Natasha Carruthers
Two men jailed for causing woman's death in Fermanagh car chase two years ago
The woman was a passenger in one of the vehicles when a collision occurred between the two cars.
# Naas
Motorist arrested after being caught driving 173km/h in 80km/h zone
The motorist was driving through an area of road works on the N7 when caught by gardaí.
# Downpatrick
Man (20) jailed for 14 months for dangerous driving causing death of couple
The couple’s only child has said that today’s sentence was not justice.
# Dangerous Driving
'154km/h in 100 zone': Gardaí catch 304 drivers above speed limit on national slow down day
Over the 24-hour period, gardaí and GoSafe checked a total of 195,768 vehicles.
# Dangerous Driving
'143km in 100 zone': Gardaí catch 130 speeding drivers on national slow down day
A 24-hour speed enforcement operation got underway at 7am today.
# Tipperary
Gardaí seize man's car after catching him driving at 208kph with no licence or insurance
In a special sitting of Nenagh District Court, the man received a four month suspended sentence.
# Dangerous Driving
'Possibly the worst road' in Ireland to get upgrade costing €150m
Between 1996 and 2018, there have been nine fatalities on that stretch of the N4.
# Kerry
Man arrested after gardaí catch him driving at 200km/h in 100km/h zone
He was arrested at the scene for dangerous driving and charged for court.
# left behind
PODCAST: 'My son was killed by a drunk driver - I had to fight for some semblance of justice'
Both Brendan Donnelly and his friend Lee Salkeld were killed instantly when a drunk driver ploughed into their car.
# Courts
Driver who threw beer from car and caused €3,000 damage to garda car jailed for three-and-a-half years
The accused had 164 previous convictions, mainly for road traffic offences, at the time of his arrest in 2016.
# Dangerous Driving
'My boy racer years are over': Áras hopeful Gavin Duffy expresses regret over historical driving convictions
The businessman says that the driving that led to his convictions was ‘inexcusable’.
# Wexford
Disqualified driver arrested following 100km-long motorcycle pursuit
The driver was arrested after damaging a Garda motorcycle and a car near Clonroche.
# dayna kearney
Young woman found not guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of four friends
Car passengers Gemma Nolan, Charmaine Carroll, Niamh Doyle, and Aisling Middleton died almost instantly in the collision.
# Courts
Court hears car 'shot across the road' into wrong lane before fatal crash that killed four
Dayna Kearney (22) of Crossneen, Carlow has pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing death.
# careless driving
Man claims he was wrongly convicted and sentenced twice for same crash
The claim was made before the High Court by lawyers representing Luigi Forte.
# berryfield
Gardaí investigating as video shows cars rampaging through Finglas housing estate
The video has been shared widely across social media and on messaging apps.
# Dublin
Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion
The postman, who is visually impaired, can attend the event before starting his five-year jail term.
# Phoenix Park
Young boy awarded 'grief money' over sister's death in hit-and-run
Vanessa Siatka was killed in the Phoenix Park in 2015, a year before her brother was born.
# Cork
Gardaí find thousands of euro hidden in socks after man runs away from checkpoint
The man later appeared in court, charged with dangerous driving.
# London
Man charged with dangerous driving over crash that killed three London teenagers
The teenage boys were killed on Friday after being struck by an Audi A5.
# Dangerous Driving
Man who injured gardaí while trying to get away from drugs bust jailed for five years
A garda pursuit ended when the Laois man lost control of his car and crashed into a garda car.
# Dangerous Driving
'Maybe they were making a trunk call': Gardaí discover passenger hidden in boot of car
The driver was issued with a fixed charge notice for driving without reasonable consideration.
# slow down
Gardaí called after motorist verbally abused school traffic warden
Fingal County Council is urging motorists in the vicinity of local schools to slow down.
# Clare
Former Labour TD appears in court charged with dangerous driving and obstructing a Garda
Michael McNamara is contesting all charges.
# Ennis
Man (19) charged with dangerous driving causing death of GAA coach
Eugene McNamara was killed while walking along a footpath in Ennis last October.
# Limerick
'Fast cars are my heroin': Man jailed after 'reckless' high speed chase
A judge said Jamie Marshall’s driving was “a very serious threat to the public”.