Dundalk district court was told last week that a man who had his case adjourned the week before to produce proof that he had a medical emergency when he was stopped by Gardai on the M1, was unable to appear - as his brother had been rushed to hospital.
Terence Greene with an address at Tudor Heights, Ashbourne is accused of dangerous driving at Newtownbalregan, Dundalk on the 18th of January last year.
The case had previously been adjourned so the 28 year old could provide proof of his medical emergency but the Defence solicitor told the court two weeks ago she did not have the letter in court.
She explained her client’s relationship had since broken down and his ex-partner had torn up the letter in front of him.
The solicitor said the former partner was in the early stages of her pregnancy at the time and her client had been rushing to see her in Daisyhill hospital in Newry.
The investigating garda confirmed that he stopped the accused in the north bound carriageway.
Judge William Hamill adjourned the case until last Wednesday so that proof of the claim could be produced.
However, when the case was called he was told the Defence had received a phone call to say that the accused man’s brother had been rushed to hospital and he was unable to attend court as a result.
Judge Hamill replied “Another hospital - he’s a busy man” and told the solicitor that her client should come armed with two letters on the next occasion.