Dundalk District Court

Court hears man failed to stop for gardai in Omeath


Court Reporter


Court Reporter

Court hears man failed to stop for gardai in Omeath

Dundalk courthouse

A 33 year old man who drove on narrow country roads after failing to stop for gardai in Omeath on two separate occasions, has been sentenced to five months at Dundalk district court for dangerous driving.

Colin McGuigan of Bavan, Omeath had offered a guilty plea to reduced counts of careless driving at Ardaghy on February fifth last year and at Lislea five months later. The Defence solicitor said his client accepted his driving was not good on both occasions.

He added that defendant is a carer for three children whose mother died in tragic circumstances.

However, court presenter Sgt. Fintan McGroder pointed out two separate incidents of dangerous driving involved were “on small mountain roads” after the accused had failed to stop for gardai.

The court heard Colin McGuigan had two dangerous driving convictions from 2015 and also had one for driving without insurance.

Judge John Coughlan imposed a five month sentence and a two year ban for dangerous driving, backdated to when the accused went into custody on the 19th of October.

The other offences - of driving without insurance or a driving licence, were marked taken into consideration.