Teen accused of dangerous driving of stolen car in Blackpool is remanded in detention centre 

Teen accused of dangerous driving of stolen car in Blackpool is remanded in detention centre 
The scene of the alleged incident in Blackpool on January 14.Credit: Damian Coleman

A psychological report is still being prepared in the case against a 17-year-old on charges arising out of the investigation into dangerous driving in which a woman was injured in Blackpool last month.

Judge Carol Anne Ní Chúllacháin said at the children’s court at Cork District Court today that there was a note on file from Oberstown detention centre that the psychologist’s report on the teenager had not been completed since the last adjournment.

The teenager was remanded in continuing detention today for a further fortnight.

Inspector Gary McPolin said that the prosecution was also awaiting directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Eddie Burke, solicitor, said he was aware that the accused had met with a doctor while in Oberstown in the course of the past fortnight spent there.

The juvenile cannot be identified in coverage of the case as he is only 17.

The case arises out of the alleged dangerous driving of a stolen car at Blackpool Shopping Centre on January 14 and stealing a car from Pope’s Quay Court in Cork on the same date.

Garda Eric Stafford charged the teenager with stealing a car at Pope’s Quay on January 14 and stealing €150 cash and a key for the car, and causing criminal damage to a passenger window of the car.

In relation to the alleged incident at Blackpool Shopping Centre car park, he is accused of dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of an incident.

He is also charged with counts related to the alleged failure to remain at the scene of an incident at Shean Lower in Blarney, Co Cork.

In relation to the fact that DPP directions were awaited, Mr Burke said the accused was anxious to have the case against him dealt with as soon as possible.

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