Kildare man stopped for driving offence urged to run from garda

Lone female member suffers bruising in altercation with two men

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Kildare man stopped for driving offence urged to run from garda

The case was heard at Naas District Court yesterday

A Maynooth man appeared before Naas District Court last Thursday, February 14, charged with among other things, assaulting a female Garda.

Judge Desmond Zaidan heard evidence that on January 4, 2018 Dylan Ivie, 23, of 3 The Walk, Moyglare, Maynooth was instructed to pull over at Mayfield, Monasterevin by Garda Fenlon but instead continued on for some distance, through two roundabouts, before crashing into a barrier.

When the garda approached him, he was initially cooperative she told the court, but when a passenger who was still in the car told him to “Run, Dylan, run. She won’t be able for four of us,” his cooperation ended.

The garda outlined how she was alone at the time, and struggled against two men. She said she was pulled back and suffered bruising and broken fingernails.

The defendant then set off on foot towards a disused halting site. The garda called for back-up and eventually he was apprehended.

Tests carried out on Mr Ivie later that day revealed that he had benzodiazepine, cannabis and cocaine in his system.

Mr Ivie pleaded guilty to charges of drug driving, assault and dangerous driving.

Other charges of driving without a license, drink driving and driving without insurance were all withdrawn.

Having heard the evidence Judge Desmond Zaidan immediately banned the defendant from driving for four years “in the interests of public safety”.

The matter was adjourned for sentencing.