July 14, 2024

A drunk driver who crashed right into a parked automobile and destroyed a concrete pillar at St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny has been handed a fantastic and three-year ban.

Joseph Gallagher was three-and-a-half instances the authorized restrict when he triggered €2,531 price of injury.

The 34-year-old, with an tackle at Kirchen Street, West Eeling, London, was disqualified from driving for 3 years at Letterkenny District Court docket.

Gallagher was not current for the case, however was represented by his solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian.

Inspector Tony Byrne advised the courtroom that Gardai had been alerted to a white Vauxhall van that crashed into the railing on the Cathedral automobile park on October 2, 2022. Inspector Byrne stated that Gallagher was ‘extremely intoxicated’ and the van had crashed right into a parked automobile and in addition ‘destroyed’ a concrete pillar. Some €2,531 of injury was triggered.

A subsequent check of Gallagher confirmed 76 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. Gallagher has no earlier convictions, the courtroom heard.

Mr Dorrian stated his consumer had an excessive amount of to drink and had made a ‘clumsy effort to get out of the automobile park’.

Choose Ciaran Liddy disqualified Gallagher from driving for 3 years and fined him €150, permitting three months to pay.


Drunk driver banned after crashing outdoors Letterkenny faculty was final modified: October twenty seventh, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin