Man accused of causing best friend's taxi death to apply to High Court for bail

A man accused of causing the death of his best friend after crashing a taxi in Dublin will apply to the High Court for bail.

Joseph Robinson of Forbes Lane, Dublin 8 spent last night behind bars after a judge refused his application for bail yesterday.

Alex Doyle died after he was flung from the passenger side of the car when it crashed into a pole near Mount Brown on Sunday morning.

Joseph Robinson was arrested near the scene a short time later and has since been charged with dangerous driving causing the death of the 25-year-old father of one, a man he described as his best friend.

He was refused bail before the District Court yesterday but his lawyers now say they are preparing to appeal that decision to the High Court next week.

Gardaí are still investigating a claim that the wrecked taxi was stolen during a carjacking in the hours before the fatal crash.

The accused disputes this and his defence team has requested two statements given by the alleged victim at Kevin St. garda station.

On Saturday, Robinson will celebrate his 25th birthday behind bars and the High Court is due to hear his bail application two days later.

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