A 32-year-old driver accused of seriously injuring his passenger in a car crash has appeared before a Preliminary Enquiry at Fermanagh Court.

Patrick Martin O'Callaghan, of Tullyeevin Road, Enniskillen, is charged with causing grievous bodily injury to Shay Doherty by driving dangerously on the Crevenish Road in Kesh on July 2, 2011.

District Judge Liam McNally said he had read the papers in the case and on that basis held that O'Callaghan had a case to answer.

Asked if he wanted to say anything in answer to the charge, O'Callaghan replied: "Not at this stage." Asked if he wanted to give evidence or call any witnesses, he again replied: "Not at this stage." He was returned for trial at Omagh Crown Court on October 25.