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25 Sept 2022

Man in court after road sign he placed caused over €2,500 damage to lorry

The 21-year-old man appeared at Letterkenny District Court

Letterkenny court house.

Letterkenny court house.

Over €2,500 worth of damage was caused to a lorry when it struck a road sign that was placed in the middle of a road.

Mark McElhinney appeared at Letterkenny District Court this week in relation to the incident..

McElhinney (21), of Liscooley, Castlefin, was charged over the incident which occurred on August 27, 2020.

Sergeant Gerard Dalton said McElhinney was one of the persons who placed the sign on the road at Liscooley, Castlefin.

Sergeant Dalton confirmed that €2,536.21 of damage was caused when it struck the sign.

McElhinney was charged with intentionally placing a metal Sogn for the direction of traffic, a conveyance, upon a road and was aware that injury to the person or damage to the property might be caused thereby or was reckless in that regard.

The offence is contrary to section 14 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997.

Solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher said his client was a student until last year and is not currently employed.

Judge Brendan O’Reilly accepted jurisdiction in the case and adjourned it until April 11.

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