Buggy bandits given time to find €4k compo

Two Moate teenagers who went on a late night rampage around Moate Golf Club in a golf buggy had their cases adjourned until May to allow them raise the required compensation.

Karl Dawson (19 ), Moyvoughley, Moate and Declan Donohue (19 ), of Church Street in the town were both appearing in Athlone District Court this week (February 4 ) on foot of their behaviour in the early hours of April 26.

The court heard how the pair got into the club, took the motorised buggy and went for a spin.

“There were a number of flagpoles damaged and there was damage to the buggy as well,” said Superintendent Aidan Glacken.

Solicitor for Dawson, Mr Padraig Quinn, explained to the court how his client initially had family support in raising the money but had a recent falling out with his father and would need some time to raise the €3,900 quoted for the damage.

His co-defendant, Donohue, as well as pleading guilty to the criminal damage at the golf course, pleaded guilty to an assault in a car on July 19 that saw his victim require three stitches.

Like Dawson, he sought some time to raise the compensation.

Judge John Neilan remanded both on continuing bail until May 13.


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