Man described as “plague to town” is remanded in jail by Judge

February 19, 2018

A man described as a “plaque on his town” has been jailed.

Michael Dowd appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal today after breaking his bail conditions.

Detective Garda John O’Sullivan said part of his conditions from a previous case on January 8th ordering Dowd to remain drug and drink-free.

However, Garda O’Sullivan said there are now four new charges for 20-year-old Dowd for public order offences for incidents in Ballybofey.

He said “I’m objecting to bail for this man. He is a plague and a threat to the people of Ballybofey every time he takes drinks and goes down the town.

“He becomes extremely aggressive and is dangerous to Gardai. I was here in court when he swore he would not drink but he has not kept that promise.”

Solicitor for the accused, Mr Gordon Curley, said his client has an issue with drink but is not a “bad individual” when he is sober.

The court was told that Dowd, of Donegal Road, Ballybofey, has completed just 20 hours of a 120-hour community service sentence he received last April.

Judge Paul Kelly refused bail and remanded Dowd in custody until next Monday, February 26th.


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