Man stopped car within an inch of Garda’s foot at checkpoint

first_imgA man who was anxious to get home to feed his child stopped within an inch and a half of a Garda’s foot at a checkpoint.Patrick McDonagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with failing to stop at Rosemount Lane on August 28th, 2016. When Gardai stopped McDonagh, of the Big Isle, Manorcunningham, they noticed his passenger was not wearing a seatbelt.Garda Inspector Sean Grant said the accused became quite aggressive and said he wanted to get home before rolling the car forward to within an inch and a half of the Garda’s foot.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client was having a bad day and that he had been unnecessarily stopped.He had been anxious to get home to feed one of his children, the court heard.Judge Paul Kelly fined McDonagh €150 for failing to stop and a charge of driving without reasonable care was struck out.Man stopped car within an inch of Garda’s foot at checkpoint was last modified: December 1st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtGardaiPatrick McDonaghlast_img read more

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