A Lithuanian man who was involved in a car accident in which a young child lost his life, has been given his passport to return to Lithuania for medical assistance.
Arnoldas Volauskas, who is facing no charges himself in relation to the boy’s death, had been having treatment for post traumatic stress disorder.
A previous court heard how the language barrier presents a difficulty for getting treatment in Ireland and that he wanted to return home for a month this summer to get help there.
Volauskas, 4 Belgard Green, Tallaght is alleged to have been driving a stolen car at the time of the incident on the N4 at Marlinstown on December 3 last year when the child was killed in a tragic accident.
The 37-year-old is also charged with having no insurance and no driver’s licence but is not charged in relation to the incident.
A previous court heard how his vehicle had collided with a jeep and trailer which had earlier jackknifed on the road.
Judge David Anderson pointed out that Volauskas was entitled to go to Lithuania on a yacht if he wanted, that his passport was only necessary to facilitate airlines.
Mr Louis Kiernan, who was standing in for the man’s solicitor, said Volauskas has been living in Ireland with his wife for the last eight years and assured gardaí that he will return.
The Lithuanian had handed up his passport when he was charged with the driving offences in May.
When the judge heard that there is a medical need for him to return to Lithuania, he told gardaí to “give him back his passport, he needs to travel”.