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Dangerous driver acquitted of attacking garda gets prison sentence

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

A motorist who was acquitted of endangering and assaulting a garda by dragging him in through a car window before reversing has received a 20 month prison term for dangerous driving on the same night.

Jonathan Coelho (29) had denied putting Garda Conor Murray at risk of death or serious harm by dragging him in through the passenger window and reversing at speed.

He and his co-accused, Federico Carvalho (31) also denied striking and kicking the garda as his body was hanging halfway out the moving car at the end of high-speed pursuit through Dublin city centre on July 31, 2019.

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