Man forwarded for trial over fatal Letterkenny hit-and-run collision

July 13, 2021

A BOOK of evidence has been served on a man charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision in Letterkenny.

Paul Dooher will stand trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court, the next sitting of which begins today on charges related to a crash which resulted in the death of another man.

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

Letterkenny District Court heard evidence of the service of a book of evidence on Dooher.

The accused has been returned to the Circuit Court on two charges: hit and run, failing to report the occurrence of an accident; and using a vehicle without the consent of the owner.

Dooher was present, but did not speak during a brief hearing before Judge Deirdre Gearty.

Dooher (28) of Culdoire, Gortlee, Letterenny, previously had to surrender his passport and has to sign on at Letterkenny Garda Station twice a week.

The DPP has consented to Dooher being forwarded to the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.

Judge Gearty administered the alibi warning and made a section 56 order relating to tapes of interviews.

Legal aid was granted to solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher and two legal counsel were assigned.

Other charges against Dooher have been adjourned to September 13, 2021.