Nurse's car stolen while she administered first aid, court hears

Tuesday 20 May 2014 17.24
The details of the alleged theft emerged during a bail hearing
The details of the alleged theft emerged during a bail hearing

A nurse's car was stolen when she tried to give first aid to an injured man on a Dublin roadside, a court has heard.

Judge Michael Walsh was told at Dublin District Court that the nurse was driving in Terenure yesterday afternoon when she "observed an injured person on the side of the road and she pulled over to assist and administer first aid".

Her mother was with her and also got out of the car, and the court heard that "at this point the man got into the vehicle and drove off".

The details of the alleged theft emerged during a bail hearing today in the case of 41-year-old Raymond Cowzer, from Rutland Grove, Crumlin, Dublin.

He is charged solely with unlawfully using the stolen car but is not accused of being the person who initially took the vehicle.

Defence solicitor Jenny McGeever said her client was still presumed innocent and she had asked the court to grant bail to her client, who is attending bereavement counselling.

Judge Walsh heard that it was possible that further charges could be brought against the man who was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on Thursday.

The judge refused to grant bail after hearing that it was alleged that gardaí spotted Mr Cowzer at Clogher Road in Crumlin getting into the car and driving away about an hour-and-a-half after it had been stolen.

The district court was told that he allegedly revved the car and "drove the stolen vehicle at" at an investigating garda.

It was also claimed that he collided with a patrol car before driving away "in a dangerous and reckless manner".