Man in court after Garda injured during collision with patrol car

August 2, 2018

A man has appeared in court after a Garda was injured after a patrol car was involved in a collision last night.

John Tierney appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with five counts of dangerous driving.

Tierney, aged 29, was arrested by Gardai at Cullion Road in Letterkenny.

He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station for interview and appeared at court this morning.

He was charged with five counts of dangerous driving at Leck, Neil T Blaney Road, Cullion Road, Canal Road and Paddy Harte Road, all which are in Letterkenny.

Tierney, of 33 Celtic Apartments, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, was also charged with having no insurance and having no driving license.

He did not speak during the short court appearance.

Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that Gardai had no objection to bail but said he did not want Tierney to drive.

“We don’t want him to drive a car, he has no reason to drive. We don’t want him behind the wheel,” he told Judge Deirdre Gearty.

He also asked the court to order Tierney to sign on twice a week at Letterkenny Garda station and to be of good behaviour.

Inspector Harrison asked the case to be adjourned to allow for directions to come from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Solicitor Michael Shiel said that his client agreed to all bail conditions.

The case was adjourned until October 22nd next to allow for DPP directions.

Letterkenny Courthouse (North West Newspix)