Inishowen driver was three times over legal drink-driving limit

April 30, 2022

An Inishowen driver was three times over the legal drink driving limit when stopped by Gardai in Letterkenny.

Liam McColgan, of Seaview terrace, Glengad, Malin was spotted by Gardai after me made a ‘sharp turn’ into Charley’s Cafe at 2.40am on January 11th, 2020.

They suspected the 33 year old of driving under the influence and he was arrested.

When taken to Letterkenny Garda station a blood sample showed a reading of 151 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in his system.

Solicitor for the accused, Mr Ciaran MacLochlainn pleaded for leniency for his client.

Judge Deirdre Gearty banned McColgan from driving for three years and also jailed him for two months.

However, she then suspended the sentence for 12 months.