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Driver (50) punched man after he told him he was parked on footpath, court told

The alleged victim claimed the driver approached him and punched him in the chest and mouth
Lucan Garda Station

Lucan Garda Station

Andrew Phelan

A motorist punched a pedestrian in the face after the man tapped on his car window to tell him he was parked on a footpath, it has been alleged.

Jason Moore (50) is accused of following the man and attacking him after the alleged victim made a "gesture" about the way he was parked.

The case was adjourned to next month for Mr Moore to decide on a plea.

The accused, from Silverberry, Finnstown Abbey, Lucan, is charged with assaulting the man, causing harm.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said the DPP consented to the case being dealt with summarily in the district court if the judge accepted jurisdiction.

Outlining the prosecution's case, she said the incident was alleged to have happened at Leixlip Road, Lucan last September 11.

The man went to Lucan garda station with a bloody mouth, cut lip and chipped tooth and complained he had been assaulted.

The alleged victim said there was a vehicle parked on the footpath as he walked up the road and he tapped on the passenger side window.

He told gardaí he had "gestured to the driver," then continued to walk up the hill.

He claimed the driver approached him and punched him in the chest and mouth.

Mr Moore was identified as the alleged victim had taken the registration number.

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction and adjourned the case.

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