Man to appear in court in relation to dangerous driving incident in Fermoy

The incident saw a motorist drive down Mac Curtain Street and damage a number of parked vehicles before striking a pedestrian who received non-life threatening injuries
Man to appear in court in relation to dangerous driving incident in Fermoy

An image from one of a number of videos of the incident in Fermoy on Saturday afternoon. Videos are being widely shared online.

UPDATE: 

The man (20s) arrested in relation to a number of criminal damage incidents on Saturday, on Mac Curtain Street, Fermoy, Co. Cork, has been charged. 

He is scheduled to appear before Mallow District Court on Monday morning.

EARLIER:

GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses following a dangerous driving incident in Fermoy that has left locals of the area in shock.

Gardaí in Fermoy were alerted to a number of criminal damage incidents last Saturday afternoon at approximately 3.30pm on Mac Curtain Street.

The incident saw a motorist drive down Mac Curtain Street and damage a number of parked vehicles before striking a pedestrian who received non-life threatening injuries.

A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Fermoy Garda station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. They have also requested that road users come forward with any video footage (including dash cam footage).

Fine Gael Councillor Noel McCarthy said the incident had sent shockwaves through the community.

“This is something that you read about or see on television. It’s not something that usually happens in a quiet area like Fermoy. Understandably, everyone was in shock after the incident over the weekend.” 

Gardaí in the Fermoy Station can be contacted on 025 82100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Investigations are ongoing.

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