A DONEGAL man who tested positive for drug-driving while he was disqualified also faces a further charge of driving without insurance.
Gardaí were on mobile patrol at Tullyarvan, Buncrana on March 5, 2021, when they observed a Transit van being driven by Stephen John Crossan, whom they knew to be disqualified from driving.
The vehicle was stopped and Crossan arrested.
He tested positive for the presence of cannabus. A lawful demand was made for the production of his driving licence and certificate of insurance. His documents were not produced.
Sergeant Sean McDaid told the court that Crossan (28), of Cloncool Park, Buncrana, has seven previous convictions, including three previous for driving without insurance.
Solicitor for Crossan, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client was a 28-year-old father-of-three who is currently unemployed.
“He has not had the chance to engage with the Probation Service,” Mr Gallagher said. “I am in the court’s hands whether it deems him appropriate for probation. His liberty is at risk, given his previous convictions.”
Judge Sandra Murphy said Crossan was ‘in jeopardy’ and adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report until October.