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25 May 2022

Stranorlar man put off the road for drug-driving

The man, who appeared at Letterkenny District Court, said he was giving his brother a lift to work at the time of the detection

Letterkenny courthouse

The man appeared at Letterkenny District Court

A Stranorlar man caught drug-driving has been put off the road for a year.

Don Harkin (33), of Admiran Park, Stranorlar, appeared before Letterkenny District Court to face the charge.

Sergeant Sean McDaid said Harkin was stopped at a mandatory intoxication testing checkpoint.

Harkin tested positive for the presence of cannabis.

Solicitor Donough Cleary said his client, a father-of-two who is in a long term relationship, was asked by his brother to give him a lift to work.

“No good deed goes unpunished,” Mr Cleary said.

“He was stopped and was co-operative. He admitted cannabis use a few days beforehand. Otherwise, he is a man of good character.”

Judge Brendan O’Reilly fined Harkin €300 and disqualified him from driving for one year.

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