MAN CAUGHT DRIVING MODIFIED CAR DURING RALLY HAS CHARGE REDUCED

July 8, 2015

A man who was stopped by Gardai driving a modified car had a case of dangerous diving reduced to carelss driving after he appeared at Letterkenny District Court.

Letterkenny Court.

Letterkenny Court.

Sean Donaghey was stopped by Gardai over the Donegal Rally weekend on June 21st at Raymoghey, Manorcunningham.

Gardai said when Donaghey went into a corner in his Sierra Cosworth car, it would drift.

Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had undergone a professional modification in Northern Ireland and that his car had passed all license tests.

However Gardai said the car had been inspected by PSV inspectors and there was a differential on this side of the border.

Mr Gallagher added that it was an “event car” and that his client had taken part in an event earlier that day and was only used for such events.

The solicitor asked that the case be differentiated from other such rally offences before the court on the day.

Judge Paul Kelly reduced the charge to one of careless driving but commented that the car was still a dangerous vehicle to have on the road.

He fined Donaghey €250.


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