Brother of model Gilson denies drugs and driving charges

A brother of model and TV presenter Glenda Gilson has pleaded not guilty to possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Brother of model Gilson denies drugs and driving charges

A brother of model and TV presenter Glenda Gilson has pleaded not guilty to possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Damien Gilson (aged 35) with an address at Raglan Road, Dublin, has been accused of driving “under the influence of an intoxicant” to such an extent he was incapable of having proper control of a vehicle, at Diswellstown Road, in north Dublin, and dangerous driving at the Phoenix Park, on September 8 last year.

He also faces three further charges for unlawful possession of cannabis resin and cannabis herb at Blanchardstown Garda station and possessing cannabis resin at Diswellstown Road, on the same date.

He made his second appearance at Dublin District Court today where his solicitor Michael O'Connor told Judge Ann Watkin that some Garda statements were yet to be furnished to the defence.

Judge Watkin said that she did not want to “waste taxpayers' money with constant adjournments” and asked how Mr Gilson intended to plead.

Mr Gilson, who was wearing a dark suit and open-necked blue shirt, remained silent during the brief proceedings but his solicitor told Judge Watkin that “it is not guilty for now”.

Judge Watkin ordered that the trial would take place on a date in January and she directed that the outstanding documents sought by the defence were to be furnished in advance of the hearing.

The judge said that this included statements of all the prosecution witnesses and a Garda custody record.

In March, the Gilson Motor Company Ltd was wound up by the High Court after racking up more than €140,000 in unpaid taxes. Both Glenda and Damien Gilson had been listed as directors of the firm.

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