Carrick man remanded in fatal crash case

28 January 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A 29-years old South Monaghan man who was the driver of a car involved in an horrific three-vehicle crash on the N2 Dublin/Derry road outside Carrickmacross last month, which led to four fatalities, including an unborn baby, appeared in court on Tuesday night last, charged with dangerous driving causing death, and driving while having excess alcohol.
Kevin McArdle, of Longfield, Carrickmacross, who was the driver of a silver BMW involved in the horror crash on the Carrickmacross Bypass at Monaltybane, Carrickmacross, appeared before Judge Sean MacBride at a special sitting of Carrickmacross District Court.
McArdle had sustained a broken leg and pelvis in the crash and he appeared in court on crutches.
He was remanded on continuing bail of €1,000 plus an independent surety of €500 to a February 23rd sitting of the court. A number of conditions were imposed and legal aid was granted.
The case was adjourned for preparation and service of a book of evidence.
At the outset of the hearing, Garda Sergeant James Gallagher, Carrickmacross, gave evidence of the arrest charge and caution of McArdle at Carrickmacross Garda station earlier on Tuesday. Sergeant Gallagher said that in reply to the charges, McArdle made no reply.
Garda Superintendent Noel Cunningham, Carrickmacross, prosecuting, said that he was awaiting further instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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