Conor McGregor Charged With Dangerous Driving Following March Arrest

    ByRoss Markey

    Apr 7, 2022
    Conor McGregor

    Former undisputed UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor appeared at Blanchardstown District Court this morning in Blanchardstown, Dublin – where he was charged with six road traffic offenses following an arrest on a stretch of road in the Palmerstown area of Dublin in March.

    Conor McGregor, 33, was arrested and charged with dangerous driving on the N7 between Lucan and the Palmerstown area in Dublin last month, where his Bentley Continental GT was briefly seized by An Garda Siochana. 

    Appearing at Lucan Garda Station, Conor McGregor was formally charged with dangerous driving in relation to the alleged incident, before his car was released, ahead of an appearance at Blanchardstown District Court in April.

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    Per a report by RTÉ crime correspondent, Paul Reynolds, Conor McGregor, a native of Crumlin, was charged with two driving offenses in relation to the March arrest, for driving his Bentley Continental GT in a manner that was considered dangerous or likely to be dangerous to the public on the Lucan Road, and then at the N4/M50 interchange in the Palmerstown area. 

    Ahead of this morning’s appearance in court, Garda Denis Lordan of Lucan Garda Station met with the professional mixed martial artist, where he further charged McGregor with driving without a license and insurance, as well as failing to produce a license and insurance to his local Garda Station following the March incident. 

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    McGregor’s solicitor, in this case, Michael Staines had informed Judge David McHugh, however, that his client had produced his license and insurance to Garda Denis Lordan this morning ahead of the hearing. 

    McGregor has been remanded on bail ahead of an expected appearance at Blanchardstown District Court on June 23. next, with a disclosure of evidence order granted by Judge McHugh, which must be complied with before that date.

    At the next hearing in June, McGregor will be issued the opportunity to plead to the charges brought against him, and if he wishes to contest said road traffic offenses, a further date will be set for trial.

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    Conor McGregor has recently campaigned for a UFC title shot against Kamaru Usman 

    Following his appearance in court this Thursday morning, McGregor briefly spoke with assembled media, where he fielded questions regarding his expected UFC return this fall, confirming that he intends to return at the welterweight limit of 170lbs.