Judge strikes out public intoxication charge on actor McSorley

July 9, 2020

A CHARGE against actor Gerard McSorley as struck out at Letterkenny District Court this week.

The 70-year-old actor, who appeared in Fr Ted and a number of films including Veronica Guerin and Omagh, was charged with being intoxicated in a public place, namely Letterkenny Bus Station, on November 26, 2019.

McSorley was not present in court.

McSorley, with an address at Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, previously appeared on a criminal damage charge following an incident on the same date.

McSorley was arrested for being drunk and disorderly. While in a cell at Letterkenny Garda Station, McSorely spat at the cell door, which needed to be cleaned by a cleaning company at a cost of €50.

In December, McSorley was fined €150.

Judge Paul Kelly struck out the section 4 charge against McSorley this week.



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