Inishowen man charged with dangerous driving causing death

first_imgA young Buncrana man has been charged with dangerous driving, causing the death of a 19-year-old two years ago.Evan Quinn, 21, of Meenagorey, was charged with causing thedeath of Martin Strain at Tooban, Burnfoot, on August 23, 2015. Quinn was also charged with assault causing harm to Quentin Doherty atPark Lane, Buncrana on December 27, 2015.Gardaí served two books of evidence on Quinn during last Thursday’ssitting of the District Court in Buncrana for the offences.Garda Inspector David Murphy said the Director of Public Prosecutionshad consented that the accused, Evan Quinn, be sent forward to thenext criminal sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Insp. Murphy said the next sitting of the Circuit Court commences onDecember 5, this year.He said there were a number of other [district court] charges, arisingout of both Books of Evidence, which needed to be added to theindictment. He asked that these be adjourned until the outcome of theCircuit Court matters.Quinn is also accused of having a bald left rear tyre, a bald rightrear tyre, not displaying ‘N’ plates, general obligation regardingspeed and having no rear left lamp on his vehicle at Tooban, Burnfooton the day of the fatal crash, August 23, 2015.He was also charged with being threatening, abusive and or insultingat Park Lane, Buncrana, on December 27, 2015.Quinn, who was dressed in jeans and a navy hooded jumper andaccompanied by his father Patrick in court, did not speak during thebrief hearing.Judge Paul Kelly warned the 21-year-old if he wished to rely on analibi as part of his defence he should inform the gardaí within 14days.Insp. Murphy said he had no objection to Quinn being granted bail onthe same terms as had previously been set by the District Court.Judge Kelly reminded Quinn that he must continue to be of goodbehaviour, sign on every Saturday at Buncrana Garda Station andsurrender his passport as part of his bail conditions.The District Court Judge granted legal aid to his solicitor, KevinMcElhinney, which would include the cost of one senior and juniorcounsel for the dangerous driving case.Inishowen man charged with dangerous driving causing death was last modified: September 20th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranacourtdangerous drivingdeathEvan Quinnlast_img

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