Sunday 20 October 2019

Guilty plea to dangerous driving causing death


A 24-YEAR-OLD man has pleaded guilty to the dangerous driving of a motor vehicle that caused the death of a young Gorey student.

Paddy Cash, of 81 Raithlin Cuilin, Hollyfort Road, Gorey, Co. Wexford, came before Judge Gerard Griffin at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court yesterday ( Tuesday), where he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving on October 24, 2010, at Main St., Gorey, Co. Wexford, causing the death of Kelly Gregan.

Twenty-year-old Kelly, who was studying in Limerick, died from horrific injuries in a hitand-run having been on a night out with friends in the town.

Kelly, who along with friends was leaving a nightclub on the night in question, was knocked down by a car which crashed through traffic lights at a junction on the main street at around 2.30a.m.

Before yesterday's court, Senior Counsel, Patrick McCarthy, for the defendant, told the court that a jury would not be required for the case as a plea of guilty is been entered. He asked that the sentencing be put back to next sessions to allow for a Probation Report in the case.

He also asked that permission be given for a psychiatric report pending the outcome of the medical report which is still to come before the court.

The defendant had apologised to the family and everyone concerned for what had happened on the occasion. Judge Barron said he would adjourn sentencing to the January session to allow time for a Probation and Welfare report and also a medical report.

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