Man charged with dangerous driving causing death appears in court

December 21, 2019

A man accused of dangerous driving causing the death of another man at Bridgend almost two years ago has been sent forward for trial in Letterkenny.

Daniel McCafferty, 34, who has an address in Derry, was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Emmett McClelland at Bonnemaine, Bridgend at March 3, 2018.

Detective Garda Jason Conroy told Buncrana District Court last Thursday that he served the Book of Evidence on Mr. McCafferty at 10.46am that morning.

Garda Inspector Siobhan Mollohan said the DPP consented for the accused being sent forward for a criminal trial before the Circuit Court. The next sitting commences on January 28, 2020.

Meanwhile McCafferty has also been charged with driving while under the influence of an intoxicant, namely cocaine, at the same location on the same date.

Inspector Mollohan asked that those matters be adjourned for a short time to allow them to be added to the indictment in the Book of Evidence.

Judge Paul Kelly agreed and informed Mr. McCafferty of what would happen next. He said if he wished to rely on an alibi as part of his defence he must inform the prosecution within 14 days.

Furthermore Judge Kelly extended the Derry man’s bail and granted legal aid to Mr. Herron solicitor, two counsel and an engineer.