06 Oct 2022

Bench warrant issued after Ballybofey man fails to appear in court

The man is charged with being four-and-a-half times over the legal drink-driving limit

Letterkenny court house.

Letterkenny court house.

A bench warrant has been issued for a Ballybofey man who failed to turn up for a court date.

Declan Duffy was due at Letterkenny District Court court having been arrested last month on foot of a bench warrant.

Duffy, a 34-year-old of Silverwood, Donegal Road, Ballybofey, was charged with the theft of groceries to the value of €61.30 from Aldi, Chestnut Road, Ballybofey, on June 16, 2019.

Garda PJ Folan gave evidence of the arrest of Duffy at 7.10pm on August 2, 2022. Garda Folan said he arrested Duffy on foot of a bench warrant. Duffy was conveyed to Letterkenny District Court and was scheduled to appear before Thursday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court.

There was no appearance by the accused and Judge Éiteáin Cunningham issued a further bench warrant.


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