Man surrenders keys to Gardai after SIXTH alleged drink-driving case in a year

January 29, 2018

A man who has been caught drink-driving for the SIXTH time in less than a year has been ordered to hand over the keys of his car to Gardai.

Martin Cassidy appeared before Letterkenny District Court today.

Garda Michael McHugh told the court that he arrested Cassidy at Railway Road, Buncrana on suspicion of drink driving today.

Garda McHugh said he was objecting to bail as this was the sixth occasion that Cassidy had been arrested on alleged drink-driving since February last year.

The accused is due to appear at Buncrana District Court to face the previous five alleged drink-driving charges on February 8th next.

Inspector Sean Grant said the objection to bail was unusual but it was due to the litany of alleged offences.

“If released on bail, there is a fear that he will commit further offences,” he said.

Judge Paul Kelly asked whose car he was driving and he was told by Gardai that it was his own car.

Solicitor Frank Dorrian said he would seek to surrender the keys of his client’s car to Gardai.

Mr Cassidy, of Trillick, Buncrana, agreed and handed over the keys to his car to Gardai.

Judge Kelly warned Mr Cassidy that if he was caught driving any vehicle between now and February 8th, that his bail would be revoked and that he would be remanded in custody.


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