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Thread: Cork Cllr dodged Garda checkpoint, hid in bushes, challenges prosecution for drink driving

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    Default Cork Cllr dodged Garda checkpoint, hid in bushes, challenges prosecution for drink driving

    Evening Echo — Cork councillor in court on drink-driving charge

    A bit of everything in this Court report by Mary Smithwick.

    "Garda Killian Barry told the court he and Garda Shay Lyons were operating a checkpoint in Ballymacoda in East Cork’s main street at 12.35am as the car approached. It stopped, then suddenly turned left away from the checkpoint about 50 metres away. There was a screech of tyres as the car drove off and the gardaí went in pursuit in the patrol car.
    After making a number of turns, the car entered the car park of the local church and entered onto the grass area. Garda Barry said a male got out of the car and began to run.

    He said he shouted at the male to stop but he failed to do so. Garda Barry said he gave chase for close to 150 metres. The man turned into a garden of a derelict house and hid in a bush.The man identified himself as Michael Hegarty and said he was a public representative. He told Garda Barry he had consumed a “few drinks” on the night, including two in the local greyhound track and two whiskies in a local bar. He told gardaí he had been stupid to drive after agreeing to bring a friend home."

    Adjourned to consider the legal submissions, and resumes on the Ides of March.
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    Is he a member of a political party? Disgusting behavior (would make a great comedy skit all the same) .
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    Cork people are mad.

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    Default Councillor fails to annul drink-driving case after arrest on ‘non-existent street’

    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Is he a member of a political party? Disgusting behavior (would make a great comedy skit all the same) .
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    Councillor fails to annul drink-driving case after arrest on
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    He's a legend.
    Faoi mhóid bheith saor

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    I got a great laugh reading that this morning - HOW did he think he'd pull it off?
    After all, tomorrow is another day.

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    FG Councillor........................where is the outrage.

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    You love pointing that one out!
    After all, tomorrow is another day.

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    I am a public representative ffs.

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