LITHUANIAN MAN CHARGED OVER FATAL HIT AND RUN

12 August 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A 38-years-old Lithuanian national, Zigimantas Gridziuskas, with an address at Ard Ross Avenue in Carrickmacross, appeared at a sitting of the District Court in Dundalk last Thursday on four charges arising from a collision on the N2 Dublin/Derry Road at Tullyvaragh Upper near Carrickmacross on Tuesday night of last week last, in which a 23 –year’s-old law student, Shane O’Farrell of Magheraboy, Carrickmacross, was fatally injured. The victim was cycling on the roadway when the collision occurred and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver had fled after the crash but the accused presented himself at Carrickmacross Garda Station the following day to help gardai with their inquiries into the hit-and-run fatality.
Gardai also recovered the vehicle believed to have been involved in the accident .
Prosecuting, Inspector Leo McGinn, Dundalk, said further charges may be brought against the accused who made no reply when he was initially charged at Carrickmacross.
Sergt. Kieran Moore, Carrickmacross, gave evidence of charging the accused.
The inspector said there was no objection to bail but stipulated that the accused, who had surrendered his passport, should sign-on at Carrickmacross garda station on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week and must not apply for any travel documents.
The accused was remanded in custody by Judge William Hamill with consent to his own bail of €500 to appear at a further sitting of the District Court in Carrickmacross on September 28th next.
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