A DONEGAL man caught ‘diffing’ a car had his mother as the front seat passenger at the time.

Gardaí observed a large plume of white smoke, risen by a Lexus car which was diffing on the road. The vehicle attempted to leave via a side road, but collided with an embankment.

Sergeant Jim Collins said the car had temporarily launched sideways into the air as it collided before coming to a rest.

Eunan O’Donnell (23) of Magherabuoy, Letterkenny was before Letterkenny District Court in connection with the incident on July 17, 2018.

Gardaí questioned O’Donnell, the driver of the vehicle, whose mother was in the passenger seat.

Solicitor for O’Donnell, Mr Kieran O’Gorman, said: “His mother asked him what diffing was and he was showing her.”

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the matter until the December 2 sitting of the court.


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