Fine for ‘George Michael’ after careless whisper to Gardai

October 10, 2020

A DERRY man who told Gardai he was ‘George Michael’ has appeared before a Donegal court.

Raymond McDaid, of Clon Elagh, Skeoge Road, Derry, was before Buncrana District Court charged in connection with the incident at Aileach Road, Buncrana on August 8, 2020.

McDaid drove off away from Gardaí in the direction of Bridgend. Gardaí pursued McDaid for a couple of miles before he was stopped.

“He pulled in when the red mist left him,” solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher told the court.

“He had suffered a relationship breakdown and was angry with the world at large. His sister came on the scene and brought common sense.

“He apologised for his action and is remorseful.”

Mr Gallagher said that McDaid was currently unemployed due to health reasons.

McDaid initially told Gardaí that his name was ‘George Michael’.

For supplying a false name to Gardaí, McDaid was fined ¯€250 and given three months to pay.