Bailey has appeal of drug driving conviction adjourned until later this month

Former Journalist Ian Bailey has had the appeal of his drug driving conviction, arising out of an arrest two years ago near Schull, adjourned until later this month.

At a sitting of Cork Circuit Appeals Court in Skibbereen, today the case was adjourned until October 22nd to a sitting of Anglesea Street courthouse in Cork city on that date.

It is expected the case may well be further adjourned until the New Year as Ian Bailey’s Counsel, said his client may be unable to attend on October 22nd and he was granted liberty to adjourn further if the need arises.

In May of this year 64 year old Ian Bailey was disqualified from driving for one year and fined €700 after being convicted of drug driving at a hearing in Bantry District Court following his arrest near Schull in West Cork nearly two years ago.

Ian Bailey of the Prairie, Lisscaha in Schull had pleaded not guilty to possession of cannabis in his car, possession of cannabis at Bantry Garda Station, driving while cannabis was in his system, and allowing his car to be used for possession of cannabis.

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