Drunk Letterkenny man unable to tell driver where he lived

January 18, 2023

A drunk Letterkenny man who was unable to tell a taxi driver where he lived was dropped off at a Garda station.

On November 5, 2021, the taxi driver presented to the front office at Letterkenny Garda Station.

The driver informed Gardai that a customer was ‘unaware’ where his address was.

Garda Adrian McBride investigated and detected a strong smell of alcohol from the front seat passenger.

The 21-year-old Letterkenny man had to be helped from the car and was unable to stand unaided, Sergeant Gerard Dalton told Letterkenny District Court.

He was arrested for an offence under Section 24 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act, 1994.

The man was cautioned and conveyed to Letterkenny Garda Station.

A fixed charge penalty notice (FCPN) was issued, but was not paid.

The court heard the man has no previous convictions.

Judge Éiteáin Cunningham said that she found the facts proven. The accused was convicted and fined €150. He was allowed five months to pay.