Man charged in relation to fatal N5 accident

A man charged in relation to a fatal road traffic accident was remanded on bail at a special sitting of Longford District Court last night (Tuesday, December 18).

A man charged in relation to a fatal road traffic accident was remanded on bail at a special sitting of Longford District Court last night (Tuesday, December 18).

Gintautas Ambrosevicius (43) of 5 Silver Roe, Boyle, Roscommon was charged with driving in a manner that was dangerous to the public at Mollologher, Longford on December 13 last.

In the three-vehicle accident, a 45-year-old man died and two other men, aged in their 20s and 40s, were seriously injured and taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.

At last night’s special sitting Judge Alan Mitchell granted the defendant bail on a number of conditions.

Garda Shane O’Connor said that Mr Ambrosevicius made no reply when cautioned in the presence of an interpreter. Solicitor for the defendant, John Quinn, said that his client resides with his common law wife in Boyle. Mr Quinn said that the defendant has been resident in Ireland for the last five years and lost his job just over a year ago.

The court was told that Mr Ambrosevicius lost his passport a number of years ago and was unable to surrender it to the courts.

Judge Mitchell granted bail subject to a number of conditions including that Mr Ambrosevicius sign on at Boyle Garda Station daily, that he observe a curfew, that he not apply for a new or duplicate passport and that he make no contact any witness involved in the prosecution’s case.

Judge Mitchell granted bail on the defendant’s own bond of €1,000 and two surety of €1,500, with €500 in cash. The defendant was remanded to appear at Longford District Court on Friday next, December 21.