Conor McGregor charged with dangerous driving
Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor charged with dangerous driving

Conor McGregor has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving and having no insurance or licence after he was stopped by gardai in west Dublin last month.

The UFC star was remanded on continuing bail at Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to a date in June, to give McGregor time to consider how he intends to plead to the charges.

McGregor, with an address at The Paddocks, Castledillon, Straffan, Co Kildare is charged with dangerous driving, at the Lucan Road, Lucan and the N4 / M50 Interchange, Palmerstown, on March 22 last.

The 33-year-old was charged with having no licence or insurance in the same incident, and failing to produce them at a garda station within 10 days.

Sergeant Maria Callaghan submitted evidence of arrest, charge and caution by certificate on to the dangerous driving charges.

McGregor had been charged with those offences at the time of arrest, and Garda Denis Lordan said he further charged the accused at 10.55am, before the court sitting.

McGregor made no reply after caution and was handed true copies of the charge sheets, Gda Lordan said.

Judge McHugh extended bail to the new charges. He made a general disclosure order to the prosecution and adjourned the case to June 23, for compliance with that order and for McGregor to either plead or seek a date for hearing if he is pleading not guilty.

Michael Staines solicitor, defending, said he had shown the gardai a copy of the accused’s insurance and driving licence.

McGregor sat in the dock and remained silent during the proceedings.

The charge of dangerous driving is contrary to Section 53 of the Road Traffic Act, and on conviction, carries a maximum punishment of a fine up to €5,000 or six months imprisonment, or both.

The charge alleges driving in a manner, including speed, which, “having regard to all the circumstances of the case including the condition of the vehicle, the nature, condition and use of such place and the amount of the traffic… was dangerous to the public or was likely to be dangerous to the public.”

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