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Former TD Colm Keaveney in court over drug driving charge

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A Former TD and councillor who is accused of drug driving, appeared before Tuam District court this morning.

Colm Keaveney, 53, with an address at Kilcreevanty, Tuam, Co Galway is charged with driving his car while there was a quantity of Benzoylecgonine, commonly known as cocaine, in his system contrary to the Road Traffic Act.

The offence is alleged to have occurred at Cummer, Tuam, Co Galway on 12 June last.

In court today, Mr Keaveney’s defence solicitor Gearóid Geraghty requested a hearing date and said there was a difficult legal issue on the matter.

Judge James Faughnan set a date of 10 September for a hearing at Tuam District Court.

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