April 15, 2024

A Letterkenny man who’s serving time at Castlerea Jail has been given a suspended sentence for a string of driving offences. 

John McGinley, aged 19, of Glenwood Park in Letterkenny was earlier than Derry Magistrates Court docket at this time charged in relation to 2 separate incidents. The courtroom heard that on August 2, 2020 police stumbled on an accident on the Clooney twin carriageway the place a car had overturned.

The defendant was situated close by however denied being the motive force and mentioned he had been a passenger.

A witness instructed police they’d solely seen one male within the car however couldn’t establish McGinley.

Whereas being taken into custody he mentioned: “Certain I used to be driving the automotive wasn’t I?”. He was requested for a blood pattern however refused.

The courtroom then heard about an incident on December 6, 2022, when police noticed a car outdoors an off-licence in John Avenue. Earlier than police might method the car drove off nevertheless it was later seen on the Strand Highway and stopped.

The defendant was the motive force and from his manner, he was arrested for being drunk in cost. At his interview, he made full admissions.

Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley mentioned that the defendant had no earlier felony report which was about the very best he might say. He mentioned McGinley’s launch date was not for one more couple of years. McGinley was given a three-month sentence suspended for 2 years and disqualified from driving for 3 years.

Suspended sentence for Letterkenny man already in jail was final modified: March twenty eighth, 2024 by Workers Author