July 23, 2024

A drug-driver has been disqualified for 5 years after being caught dashing in Donegal.

Jonathan Michael Timoney roused the eye of gardaí, who detected a silver Audi A6 touring at 157km/h in a 100km/h zone at Raymoghey, Manorcunningham on April 4, 2021.

Gardai have been working a velocity verify on the time after they detected Timoney at 2.06pm.

Gardai stopped the automobile and upon approaching Timoney Garda Marcus O’Dowd mentioned he was ‘very confused wanting and his arms have been shaking’.

Garda O’Dowd fashioned the opinion that Timoney, a 29-year-old with an handle at Carricklynn Avenue, Strabane, was driving below the affect of an intoxicant.

A roadside breath check returned a optimistic studying for the presence of cocaine in Timoney’s system.

Timoney was arrested and conveyed to Letterkenny garda station. A specimen of blood was taken by an authorized nurse and returned a optimistic studying for cocaine. An alcohol studying of 41 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood, which is throughout the authorized drink-drive restrict.

Timoney was not current at Letterkenny District Courtroom when his case was heard.

Choose Ciaran Liddy mentioned he discovered the details confirmed and famous Timoney’s failure to seem.

In convicting the accused, Choose Liddy mentioned he needed to additionally bear in mind the velocity at which Timoney was driving. Choose Liddy disqualified Timoney from driving for a interval of 5 years and fined him €500, with three months to pay.

Driver caught dashing whereas on cocaine will get five-year ban was final modified: October seventeenth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin