MAN RAMMED GARDA CAR CAUSING €3,300 DAMAGE DURING DRUNKEN SPREE

first_imgA Letterkenny man caused more than €3,300 damage to a Garda car after going on a drunken spree in a stolen car.John Sweeney, 21, appeared by video-link at Letterkenny District Court yesterday facing a catalogue of charges.They included dangerous driving, drink driving, theft, burglary and causing criminal damage. All the alleged offences were read out to court by Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan.The court heard how Gardai were forced to pursue Sweeney through the streets of Letterkenny at 5.30am on October 14th last.He reached speeds of more than 120kph and swerved the wrong way around roundabouts before he burst a tyre and travelled on bare rims.He overtook an ambulance and travelled towards Lurgybrack with no lights on and rammed the Garda car on at least two occasions.He was eventually stopped by Gardai  after he crashed into a ditch but refused to get out of the car and Gardai were rocked to use their pepper spray on him.When Sweeney, with an address at Castlerea Prison, was eventually interviewed he claimed he had downed by vodka and valium tablets.The court also heard how he had broken into the home of Patricia O’Donnell at College Road and took her handbag, phone and car.He was also charged with smashing a window at Subway restaurant in Letterkenny on August 23rd last causing €840 worth of damage.Judge Paul Kelly later addressed Sweeney and told he would prefer to sentence him when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court tomorrow.MAN RAMMED GARDA CAR CAUSING €3,300 DAMAGE DURING DRUNKEN SPREE was last modified: February 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carcrashdonegalGardaJohn Sweeneyletterkennylast_img

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