Donegal teenager charged with series of driving offences following cross-border chase

first_img Previous articleDecrease in Enterprise Ireland supported companies and jobs in DonegalNext articleDevenney and Connors through to Irish Snooker Seniors last 16 News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal teenager charged with series of driving offences following cross-border chase Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebookcenter_img A 16-year-old from Inishowen, Co Donegal has been charged with a series of driving offences that a judge said were reminiscent of events in ‘Toronto, Barcelona and Westminster’ when drivers drove into crowds.The youth who cannot be named, is charged with a series of offences including dangerous driving, driving while unfit and driving without insurance on April 28th.Derry Magistrate’s Court was told today of how the PSNI were alerted by Gardai that a vehicle, a blue van, had failed to stop at Bridgend and was travelling in the direction of Derry City.Police attempted to stop the vehicle on the Strand Road but the driver made off.A chase ensued and the police attempted to stop the van before it crashed into the police vehicle causing minor injuries to two officers and made off again, mounting a pedestrian walkway along the River Foyle.The youth was eventually arrested and charged.District Judge Peter King said the driving was reminiscent of the incidents in various parts of the world and said it was ‘lucky no one was killed.’He said that it was ‘absolute madness’ and added that he did not believe any bail conditions could guarantee it would not happen again.The judge said Gardai were also keen to speak to the youth.He has been remanded him in custody to appear at the next sitting of the Youth Court. WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – April 30, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more