Sparks were flying from car during Garda pursuit

February 4, 2018

A man who led Gardai on a chase for more than six miles was traveling so fast there were sparks flying from the car.

Eunan O’Loughlin appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a range of offences including having no license or insurance.

Gardai became suspicious of the 21 year old when they spotted him driving in Lifford on September 24th, 2016.

Inspector Sean Grant said O’Loughlin took off at speed and Gardai pursued him for more than six miles but could not keep up with him.

He was traveling over rough terrain and at one stage sparks were coming from below his Vauxhall Astra car.

When Gardai finally caught up with O’Loughlin of Townspark, Convoy, he had a small amount of cannabis.

The court was told that the accused was awaiting a report from his doctor as he suffered from schizophrenia and also anger management issues.

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case for the medical report and to pass sentence on March 26th next.


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