16 May 2022

Man with Carlow address claims he missed Kildare court date due to parasite illness

Case was before Naas District Court

Man claims he missed Kildare court date due to parasite illness

Kildare courthouse

A man for whom the District Court had issued a number of bench warrants told the court that he has missed court appearances because he got a parasite at work just before last Christmas and was ill for a number of months.

Roger Markiewicz, 27, with an address at Killerig Golf Lodge, Tullow, Carlow, appeared at the March 19 sitting of Naas District Court, on foot of a bench warrant.

The court was told that Mr Markiewicz was arrested at Kilcullen and taken to Naas Garda station.

He is charged with dangerous driving and with driving without insurance the day before on March 18.

Garda Ronan Mannion said there had been three separate warrants and Gardaí were looking for strict bail conditions.

These included him keeping a curfew to remain at his address between 8pm and 8am each day.

He also must be contactable on a phone number by the Gardaí.

Mr Markiewicz said that he had got the parasite working at an animal plant.

He said the parasite was gone now but it was not thought that it would affect him in that way. “I found it hard to put on weight,” he said.

Imposing the conditions requested by the Gardaí, Judge Desmond Zaidan wished Mr Markiewicz well.

The judge said that he could have contacted the Gardaí about his illness.

But he said that if there had been any objection to bail by the Gardaí he would have refused bail. Judge Zaidan said another condition of bail was that Mr Markiewicz must not drive pending the outcome of the case.

He said he would adjourn the matter until June 4 but he would give the Gardaí liberty to re enter the case at any time. “If the Gardaí ring me (in relation to bail conditions), I will come and revoke bail,” Judge Zaidan told the defendant.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.