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Alleged ‘drunk in charge’ case against Donegal Senator adjourned again

Senator Brian O'Domhnaill.

AN ALLEGED ‘drunk in charge’ case against Donegal Senator Brian O’Domhnaill has been adjourned again at Letterkenny District Court.

The Fianna Fail politician was not present in court this morning but was represented, in Irish, by solicitor, Mr John Cannon.

The charges against Senator O’Domhnaill (37) of Killult, Falcarragh, include being ‘drunk in charge’ of a vehicle as well as hit-and-run, failing to report an occurrence, hit-and-run failing to remain at the scene, and hit-and-run failing to give appropriate information. The incident is alleged to have happened at Tullygay on the outskirts of Letterkenny on September 2, 2013.

Mr Cannon asked Judge Paul Kelly to have the case adjourned. Judge Paul Kelly, who responded in Irish, agreed to Mr Cannon’s request and adjourned the case back to Letterkenny District Court on May 18.

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