A person who was discovered by Gardai strolling alongside a busy Donegal highway at the hours of darkness of evening carrying a crate of beer has been fined in court docket.
The court docket heard that Gardai had been on cellular patrol on the Letterkenny twin carriageway at 1.40am on June 19, 2022.
Gardai noticed a lone male strolling within the course of the Manor roundabout. The person, now identified to be Neil Gillespie, was wearing darkish clothes, carrying a crate of beer and was ‘swaying backward and forward’.
Gillespie was not current when his case was referred to as at Letterkenny District Court docket this week.
Decide Éiteáin Cunningham mentioned she was glad to proceed within the absence of the accused, a 23-year-old of Strabane Outdated Highway, Derry.
The person was ‘clearly intoxicated’ and was arrested for the protection of each himself and the highway customers.
Gillespie made no reply after being charged and was launched on his personal bail.
Gardai advised the court docket that Gillespie was ‘extraordinarily intoxicated’ on the time.
Sergeant Gerard Dalton mentioned that Gillespie has no earlier convictions.
Decide Cunningham mentioned she discovered the info confirmed and convicted Gillespie, fining him €200 and permitting six months to pay.
Recognisance, within the occasion of an attraction, was fastened at Gillespie’s personal bond of €200.
Drunk man strolling on highway in darkish with crate of beer is fined was final modified: Might eighth, 2023 by