A MAN who is charged in connection with a road accident during which two off-duty gardai were injured is set to contest a charge of reckless endangerment.
Ross Treacy, aged 27, of Eden Court, North Circular Road faces a total of nine charges relating to the accident which happened at Mallow Street on the morning of on February 15, 2013.
Sergeant Louise Casey and Garda Maria Haugh were travelling home in a silver Volkswagen Golf having finished the night shift when they were in collision with a red Renault Laguna at the junction of Mallow Street and Catherine Street around 7am.
The Renault spun on impact, crashing through the railing of a Georgian building and ended up on its nose in the basement.
Eight of the charges brought against Mr Treacy relate to alleged road traffic offences including dangerous driving and driving without a driving licence.
He is also accused of driving the 03-LK registered Laguna without motor tax or a valid NCT on the same date.
In addition, Mr Treacy is charged under Section 13 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act with “intentionally or recklessly engaging in conduct by driving through a junction and failing to stop at a stop sign, causing a serious road traffic collision which created a substantial risk of death or serious harm to another”.
During a review of the case, Judge Eugene O’Kelly was told the defendant will be contesting the endangerment charge and the charges relating to the driving licence.
The matter was adjourned to October 9, next for hearing.