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Man jumped out of car while on way to court

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 38 year old man who jumped out of a car while on the way to court.

Kieran Harte of Rinnatruffare, Geevagh was due before Sligo District Court last Thursday for two charges relating to the trespassing of a house at Doongelagh, Geevagh and trespassing that same property to steal a bottle of scotch worth €40 on February 8th last.

Mr Gerard McGovern, solicitor told the court his client was not present. He said Harte had initially abided by instructions of the court and went to alcohol addiction meetings, however, after six days he went to his girlfriend's house in Dublin and relapsed.

A place was also got for him in St Columba's but he left after one day. He had also attended an addiction unit in Galway but had ran away and then left another detox unit following this.

Mr McGovern said his client was 'running away from something' and had jumped out of his girlfriend's car while on the way to court. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

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