December 5, 2023

A ’sleepy’ drug-driver has been banned from driving for 5 years after being pulled in by Gardai in Donegal for rushing.

On January 22, 2022, Gardai had been working a velocity test on the N13 twin carriageway at Trimragh. At 3.15pm they clocked a white BMW travelling at 129km/h. The highway in query is ruled by a velocity restrict of 100km/h.

The car, being pushed by Colm McGuinness, a 24-year-old from Fernabbey Drive, Derry, was stopped at Raymoghey, Manorcunningham at 3.19pm.

When spoken to by Gardai, McGuinness ‘provided no purpose for the velocity’ and he was not in possession of his driver paperwork.

Garda Stephen Joseph Carroll mentioned that he noticed McGuinness’ speech slurred and his eyes glazed. McGuinness was described as being of a ‘sleepy manner’ by the Garda.

A roadside check confirmed a constructive studying for the presence of cocaine and hashish. 

After being conveyed to Letterkenny Garda Station, McGuinness offered a specimen of blood. Subsequent evaluation confirmed the presence of the medicine in McGuinness’s system.

McGuinness was not current in court docket. Choose Ciaran Liddy mentioned he discovered the details confirmed in his absence.

On condition that he was driving at excessive velocity whereas below the affect of medication, McGuinness was disqualified from driving for a interval of 5 years. Choose Liddy additionally fined the accused €500.


Drug-driver with ‘sleepy manner’ had taken cocaine and hashish was final modified: October seventeenth, 2023 by Workers Author