Young farmer reversed for one kilometre after seeing Gardai

March 11, 2019

A young farmer who reversed his car for more than one kilometre after seeing Gardai has appeared in court.

Craig Anderson, aged 26, was spotted by Gardai driving a VW Passat at Ballyboden, Lifford on October 25th, last year.

Anderson reversed the car back up a hill and failed to stop or pull in despite having a number of opportunities to do so.

He eventually got the car turned and failed to stop the car despite the fact that Gardai had activated their blue lights.

Gardai knew Anderson, of Hillcrest, Aughawee, Lifford, and he was later arrested.

Solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin said his client was helping his father on the farm after he suffered a back injury.

He said he was a hard-working young man but said he did have a number of issues.

Letterkenny District Court heard Anderson has previous convictions for drunk driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

He asked the court to consider compiling a probation and welfare report on Anderson which Judge Paul Kelly agreed to.

He adjourned the case until May 17th next.