Man charged with fatal hit-and-run in court after Gardaí flag change of address

November 22, 2020

BAIL conditions for a man charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run have been changed. 

Paul Dooher (27) was brought before Letterkenny District Court after Gardaí were not satisfied that he was residing at the address supplied as part of his bail conditions.

Dooher faces a number of charges, including hit and run, not having insurance, using a vehicle without the consent of the owner and driving without a driving license.

Jason Haughey, aged 30, was killed when he was struck by a car at Windyhall, Letterkenny in the early hours of June 13th, 2020.

Dooher was interviewed by Gardaí and was before Letterkenny District Court on June 17, 2020 in connection with the incident.

Dooher previously had to surrender his passport and signs on at Letterkenny Garda Station twice a week.

In September, a 9pm-7am curfew was imposed on Dooher after Gardaí raised other breaches of bail conditions in court.

Detective Garda John O’Sullivan said Dooher had complied fully with bail conditions from September 21 until November 11.

Since then, Detective Garda O’Sullivan said, there had been ‘a number of incidents and breaches’, none of which were alcohol related. No charges are to be brought on these matters.

“The only issue is that if he is granted bail, we are not satisfied with the address,” Detective Garda O’Sullivan said.

Dooher’s solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, supplied the Court with an alternative address.

The Gardai, having spoken to the occupier of the house in question, were satisfied with the new address .

Dooher was present in court, where he was accompanied by family members, and was remanded on continuing bail to December 14 for DPP directions.