A man who’s contesting a dangerous driving prosecution on the grounds that he had a medical emergency and was rushing to hospital to see his pregnant partner, had his case adjourned at Dundalk district court last week so he can produce documentary evidence.
Terence Green (28) with an address at Tudor Heights, Ashbourne is accused of committing the offence on the M1 motorway - at Newtownbalregan, Dundalk on the 18th of January last year.
The court heard the case had previously been adjourned so Terence Green could provide proof of his claim, but the Defence solicitor told the court yesterday that she unfortunately 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 earlier this week.
After the court was told the defendant’s child was born in October, the solicitor said the former partner was in the early stages of her pregnancy at the time of the incident. She added he had been rushing to see her in a hospital in the North.
The investigating garda confirmed that he stopped the accused in the north bound carriageway.
Judge William Hamill adjourned the case until the third of April so that proof of the birth could be obtained saying “I think he’ll have to shove it up his priority list”.