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Woman From Car Chase Broke Covid Rules With Court Appearance

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A woman who livestreamed videos ,while allegedly leading Gardaí on a car chase on the M50, broke Covid-19 quarantine rules as she appeared in court yesterday.

24 year old Gemma Greene appeared in Dublin District Court yesterday in connection with this incident from March 1. However, she was still 4 days from completing a two week quarantine after returning from a recent holiday in Spain.

Ms Greene from Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin was told by Judge Teresa Kelly to return to court on Monday. She was also told that she will face a garda request to tighten bail conditions and an objection to legal aid being granted.

The chase

On the day in question, a car was chased by Gardaí on the M50, until it stopped at the Hampton Wood Drive area of Ballymun. Livestreamed footage emerged on social media with the driver, Gemma Greene singing to music.

Ms Greene was later arrested, charged and granted station bail to appear in court on March 25. Due to the pandemic, defendants are not obligated to appear at district court in the early stages of cases. They are required to instruct legal representation and have a lawyer in court.

“Proof was in the pudding”

Garda Jane Keegan told the court that there was going to be application to change Ms Greene’s bail terms. She also added that the defendant should still be in quarantine, having recently been abroad. Garda Keegan said that Ms Greene had returned to the country on March 15 and should still be in quarantine until Monday.

Garda Keegan also said in court that a legal aid application was made as they heard that Ms Greene was not working. The garda added that there will be an objection to that request when the case resumes.

Ms Greene’s solicitor, John Quinn rejected the application to change her client’s bail terms. He said that his client has not avoided court, adding the “proof was in the pudding”. Mr Quinn said that the fact that Gemma Greene had returned to court should allay any concerns about her future attendance.

The garda added that Ms Greene had a  “tendency to leave the country”.

Gemma Greene was charged with two counts of dangerous driving along the M5O, on junctions 4 and 9 northbound. She has also yet to enter a plea.

Evidence of the arrest and charge were also supplied to court in a document. The court were told that evidence of prosecution was submitted to Mr Quinn.

There was CCTV footage of the evidence, while a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

“OnlyFans” star court case adjourned

It was also reported that Ms Greene has gained around 14,000 followers on Instagram and has set up an “OnlyFans” account to boost her online profile. She has also given several newspaper interviews.

Judge Kelly adjourned the case until next Monday, for Ms Greene to complete her two weeks quarantine. The judge ordered her to return to court for the next date.