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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Eddie Halvey sent for trial in Nenagh

The case against former Munster Rugby player Eddie Halvey has sent forward for trial in the Circuit Criminal Court in Nenagh.

The 30 year old was charged with drink driving after he was arrested at the scene of an accident where a 16 year old Limerick boy, Kevin Walsh lost his life. He is also charged with dangerous driving causing the death.

During the brief hearing, Detective Inspector Bob Noonan said there was no objection to the accused being remanded on continuing bail.

Judge Reilly also told Halvey that if he wished to enter an alibi in the case or call on any witnesses, he would have to notify prosecution and also produce witness names
and addresses 14 days in advance of any trial. Halvey was also ordered to reappear before the same court again on March 23 in connection with the Section 49 drink-driving charge.

via Irish Independent

The accident happened on the N7 in Toomevara, Nenagh shortly after 5am on April 1st of this year. The teenager was a rear seat passenger in a car, which collided with a jeep.

The case starts on February 13th.

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