Man (20) admits to dangerous driving causing bodily harm

May 13, 2023

A young Inishowen man has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm.

Adam McCarron (20) was before Letterkenny Circuit Court this week in relation to an incident at Main Street, Clonmany, on September 13, 2021.

McCarron, of Magherard, Carndonagh, was formally arraigned on the charge when he appeared before Judge John Aylmer.

He is charged with driving a vehicle in a manner, including speed, which was likely to be dangerous to the public and causing serious bodily harm to another person, Stephen McLaughlin.

McCarron spoke only to enter a guilty plea during the brief hearing.

Barrister for McCarron, Mr Colm Smyth SC, instructed by solicitor Mr Ciaran Mac Lochlainn, said the accused may have to be arraigned on other charges.

Mr Smyth said McCarron has no previous convictions and told the court that a probation report would be beneficial.

Judge Aylmer requested a probation report, to include an assessment for suitability for community service.

The case was adjourned to the October sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.