Attorney General (O'Reilly) v Gray

CourtDistrict Court (Ireland)
Judgment Date01 January 1937
Date01 January 1937
[D. C., I.F.S.]
Attorney-General (O'Reilly)

Evidence of previous conviction -Definition of manslaughter - Sect. 22 (1) of Road Traffic Act, 1933 - Driving motor car without licence and in the course of doing so killing man -Allowing evidence of previous conviction into depositions.

  1. J. G. was charged with the manslaughter of D. D. by knocking him down with a motor car at Cookstown, Enniskerry, on 14th June, 1936. Depositions were taken at Bray District Court in reference to the charge. During this procedure evidence was produced by the State proving that the said J. G. was previously convicted of driving a car without a licence and being drunk in charge of a car on the 1st January, 1936, and that in consequence of this he was disqualified from holding a licence for a period of one year. The defence...

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