Driver in Waterford remanded for car incident


A 22-year-old man was remanded in custody until next Thursday, when he appeared before a special sitting of Waterford District Court yesterday evening over an incident in which pedestrians in Waterford were terrified after an alleged drunk driver struck two taxis and a bollard.

A motorist drove from Spring Garden Alley to John Street at 12.20 a.m. yesterday and then refused to stop for a garda on foot patrol.

The driver then swerved violently and struck the taxis and bollard as pedestrians jumped out of his way.

The vehicle was pursued in a high-speed chase before the suspect was arrested moments later on the Cork Road, on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

He was detained overnight at Waterford Garda station.

Yesterday evening he appeared before Judge Gerard Furlong charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, contrary to Section 49 of the Road Traffic Act.

Judge Furlong accepted the application from gardaí for a remand.