Saggart man allegedly punched taxi driver in the face

By Brendan Grehan

A MAN who allegedly punched a taxi-driver in the face and stole his keys has been sent forward for trial to the Circuit Court.

Darren Casey was before Judge Patricia McNamara at Tallaght District Court for service of his book of evidence.

Tallaght court close up

Casey allegedly punched the taxi-driver in the face and kicked and punched him and called him “terrible names”.

Casey, aged 33, with an address at Carrigmore Oaks, Saggart, is charged with assaulting the taxi-driver causing him harm, stealing his car keys and making off without paying for a taxi fare of €12.45 at Carrigmore Meadows, Saggart, all on April 2, 2015.

A Solicitor for the DPP told Judge McNamara that the book of evidence was ready to be served. He said the DPP had consented for Casey to be sent forward for trial to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Court.

Judge McNamara sent Casey forward on bail to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Court.

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