Limerick man accused of 'driving tractor at garda'

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

Limerick man accused of 'driving tractor at garda'

Limerick District Court

A YOUNG Kilmallock man has been charged with “recklessly driving a tractor which created a substantial risk of death or serious harm”.

It is understood that it may have involved a member of An Garda Siochana.

Peter O’Mahony, aged 21, with an address at Glenfield House, Kilmallock was charged with endangerment contrary to Section 13 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act at a vacation sitting of Limerick District Court this Wednesday afternoon.

It is alleged that the offence occurred last Saturday, August 13 at Bawntard, Kilmallock.

Sergeant Donal Cronin handed the certificates of arrest, charge and caution to Judge Aeneas McCarthy.

The court heard that Mr O'Mahony made no reply to the charge after caution.

“We are awaiting DPP's directions. It is a relatively recent matter,” said Sgt Cronin.

Brendan Gill, solicitor for Mr O'Mahony, said it was a Kilmallock case and applied for the case to be adjourned back to the local court.

Judge McCarthy remanded Mr O'Mahony on bail back to Kilmallock Court on a date in September for DPP's directions.