Captain case to go to Crown Court
A ship’s captain charged with being under the influence of alcohol could face as two-year sentence as his case has been sent to Crown Court.
Miroslaw Pozniak, 55, was at the helm of a cargo ship which crashed into a passenger ferry in Belfast Lough on 7 March.
On Monday, a judge ruled that the case should be heard at Crown Court, rather than Magistrates’ Court.
On Friday, Mr Pozniak, who is from Poland, pleaded guilty to the charge.
Story courtesy of the BBC.
See here for more on the collision.