Wednesday 18 October 2017

Judge fined for failing to give sample

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

A JUDGE has been fined €600 after pleading guilty to failing to provide a sample of his breath at the request of a garda.

Judge James O'Donohue (54) was convicted at Clifden district court on Thursday.

The circuit court judge had previously appeared on the same charge in Clifden court in May.

The court heard that the incident had taken place at Ballyconneely, Clifden, on August 19 last year when a car, driven by Judge O'Donohue, was stopped by Garda Dean Landers.

Judge O'Donohue was charged that he failed to provide a specimen of his breath when required to do so by Gda Landers, contrary to section 12 (3) of the Road Traffic Acts.

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