22-year-old Dungiven man charged with causing death by dangerous driving

A 22 year old Dungiven man has appeared at Derry Magistrate's Court charged with causing death by dangerous driving last December.

Kevin Michael Brolly of 56, Rannyglass was charged with causing the death of a woman by dangerous driving, driving with excess alcohol, and failing to stop for police plus a series of other driving offences that were said to have occurred on December 11 last.

A police officer connected Brolly to the charge and said that he had been the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a collision in which a woman died.

He said the defendant had been on police bail and there had been a number of breaches.

Defence solicitor Mr. Paddy MacDermott said this was a tragic case and added that his client had been on police bail for seven months.

District Judge Barney McElholm said that for the past number of months Brolly had ignored his bail conditions, adding that his behavior had been 'crass, insensitive and ignorant.'

Then he asked what Brolly’s family was doing about this. He said if it was him he would have put Brolly out of the house and contacted police and told them that he could no longer use their address.

Brolly was released on his own bail of £1000 on condition he wears a tag and observes a curfew.