A person who was caught driving his horse and cart to get cigarettes whereas drunk has been ordered to do a safer driving course.
Danny Connors, 48, appeared earlier than Letterkenny District Court docket in Co Donegal which heard the accused was three and a half time over the drink-driving restrict.
The courtroom heard that Connors was stopped by Gardai at 8.55am on the morning of June 20, 2021.
Gardai mentioned they noticed Connors come up the Port Street on what was described as ‘a horse drawn carriage’.
Sergeant Gerard Dalton informed the courtroom that Garda Eoin Nicholson had spoken to Connors twenty minutes beforehand at his tackle and famous that he was ‘extremely intoxicated’.
Gardai adopted Connors, who was noticed swaying on the highway, Sergeant Dalton mentioned.
Connors refused to cease and continued onto Pearse Street. Connors was additionally shouting abuse on the time.
When ordered to cease an irate Connors informed Gardai “Fuck off, I’m not stopping.”
When finally stopped, Connors was arrested for an offence opposite to Part 6 of the Street Site visitors Act, 2010.
A subsequent check confirmed that Connors, a 48-year-old with an tackle at Canal Street, Neil T Blaney Street, Letterkenny had a studying of 177 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
The courtroom heard that Connors has ‘a quantity’ of earlier convictions, together with for the same cost in 2018.
Connors additionally has earlier for resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer and a lot of highway site visitors issues.
Solicitor for Connors, Mr Michael Shiel, mentioned his shopper took the horse and cart, ‘towards his higher judgement’, to get cigarettes.
“Within the chilly mild of day, he holds his fingers up and he apologises for his behaviour,” Mr Shiel mentioned.
“He apologises profusely and assures me that it received’t occur once more.”
Decide Éiteáin Cunningham had beforehand requested that probation and welfare report, to incorporate a suggestion on Connors’ suitability for neighborhood service, be ready.
The report was handed to Connors’ solicitor Mr Shiel to overview.
Decide Cunningham mentioned she was recommending that Connors sit the Professional Social Driving Course and ordered him to make a €250 contribution to the course.
She adjourned the case till July twenty fourth for finalisation.
Man drunk on horse and cart ordered to do safer driving course was final modified: April twenty fourth, 2023 by