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Man to appear in court in relation to Letterkenny hit-and-run

Accident garda pic

A 20-year-old Derry man will appear in court in Sligo today charged in connection with a series of driving offences across Donegal yesterday.

He was arrested by Gardaí yesterday evening after an incident outside the Fire Station on the DeValera Road at around 5 pm, when a car crashed into an Audi A4.

A man driving a Nissan Primera fled the scene of a crash on foot and wearing just one shoe.

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The man had been tailed by Gardai from Ardara that afternoon after he was spotted driving dangerously in the area.

Attempts to stop the suspect using a Stinger device failed and the subsequent chase lasted close to an hour and came to a sudden and dramatic end in Letterkenny, where he crashed into an Audi A4.

The one-shoed suspect was apprehended close to the Polestar Roundabout about an hour later.

He was last night charged at Letterkenny Garda Station with a number of alleged offences and will appear at Sligo District Court later today.

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