June 22, 2024

A Lifford man has been disqualified from driving for a drug-driving offence.

Derek Porter was earlier than Letterkenny District Courtroom in reference to the incident on February 17, 2020.

At 2.45pm on the day in query, Gardai have been conducting a velocity test at St Johnston when a car, pushed by Porter, handed at extra velocity.

A subsequent check confirmed the presence of cocaine in Porter’s system. A blood check confirmed 180.6ng of cocaine per ml of blood.

“It wasn’t a very excessive studying,” Porter’s solicitor, Mr Frank Dorrian mentioned, including that his consumer mentioned the constructive check was on account of ‘earlier day consumption’.

Mr Dorrian mentioned the offence that was alleged occurred in February 2020 and a summons was issued for court docket in April 2022.

“In April 2021, he pleaded responsible to a drug offence that was related and was entitled to imagine that the matter had gone away,” the solicitor mentioned.

Mr Dorrian mentioned there was a lapse within the time of the offence and the return-to-court date as a result of onset of Covid-10. “That may depend for some, however not all the time, however then there was a backlog polluting the air.”

Porter, a 42-year-old of Rossgier, was convicted by Decide Éiteáin Cunningham. Decide Cunningham disqualified Porter for one yr and fined him €100.

Lifford driver admitted taking cocaine was final modified: September tenth, 2023 by Workers Author