Conor McGregor may face further charges in dangerous driving case, court told

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Conor McGregor is pictured astatine Blanchardstown District Court connected Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

By Tom Tuite

Thu Jun 23 2022 - 12:32

Mixed martial creator Conor McGregor has been remanded connected continuing bail pending imaginable further charges successful his unsafe driving prosecution successful Dublin.

The 33-year-old came to the attraction of gardaí portion driving a high-performance Bentley Continental GT connected March 22nd past successful westbound Dublin. The UFC combatant was subsequently pulled implicit and arrested.

Gardaí charged Mr McGregor with 2 counts of unsafe driving successful the 2019-reg car astatine the N4/M50 interchange successful Palmerstown and the Lucan Road, driving without insurance, having nary licence and failing to nutrient his documents wrong 10 days.

There was a little tribunal proceeding successful April and helium was fixed an 11-week adjournment aft solicitor Michael Staines confirmed helium had shown the arresting serviceman a transcript of his client’s security and licence.

Mr McGregor was astatine Blanchardstown District Court connected Thursday for a little hearing. He moved into the defendant’s seat and listened to the proceedings erstwhile his lawsuit was called.

Court Garda Sgt Walter Sweeney told Judge David McHugh that the lawsuit record was with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and helium asked for an adjournment “for information of further charges”.

Mr Staines told Judge McHugh helium had discussed the substance with Mr McGregor and helium consented. However, the accused has not yet indicated a plea. Garda Denis Lordon, of Lucan station, told a erstwhile proceeding that Mr McGregor made nary reply erstwhile charged.

Judge McHugh remanded Mr McGregor, with an code astatine Ladycastle, Straffan, Co Kildare, to look again connected September 8th for the DPP’s directions successful the case.

Dangerous driving carries a maximum good connected condemnation of up to €5,000 and six months imprisonment.

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