Man 'took law into his own hands' by blocking sheep farmer on road
Sligo District Court heard of 'fractious' relations between two neighbours in the region.
The Sligo Champion reports that the court heard that a man who blocked his neighbour with his car on a narrow country road "took the law into his own hands in the most arrogant and unacceptable way".
It says that was the view of Judge Kevin Kilrane who convicted 47-year-old Frank McGovern of obstructing traffic at Ballintrillick on June 11, 2016.
The court heard that McGovern, of Aughamore, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim, stopped his BMW estate on a narrow stretch of road and stopped sheep farmer Mr Hugh Gilmartin from proceeding.
The whole incident lasted less than two minutes and was captured on Mr Gilmartin's dash cam.
The witness said he was tending his sheep up in Gleniff and met McGovern, who lives directly next door to him in Kinlough, on the road at Ballintrillick.
Mr Gilmartin said he pulled in to let him pass but McGovern stopped, got out of his car, walked over to his window and accused him of handling a fire arm outside his home earlier that day.
The witness said the defendant kept goading him and when he eventually drove away, his daughter was filming him with her phone "in my face, hoping I would get out of the car."