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A pensioner, followed home from the pub by gardai after visiting his wife in a nursing home, avoided a conviction in the District Court this week (March 29) for drink driving after the judge ruled there was “sufficient conflict” of evidence.
As Gardai continue their investigations into last week’s discovery of pipe bombs outside two head shops in Athlone, local public figures have spoken out to condemn the attacks and renew calls for the town’s head shops to be closed down.
It was a bad weekend on Westmeath roads as two people lost their lives in separate incidents last weekend.
Three men were being questioned at Athlone Garda Station yesterday in connection with a robbery at an Athlone jewellery shop last Saturday.
Firearms and ammunition have been seized by local Gardai as part of an ongoing Garda investigation into serious crime in the region.
Gardai in Athlone are examining CCTV footage and conducting door-to-door enquiries following the discovery of two viable devices at head shops in the town on Wednesday.
A man who was seen weaving a motorcycle between traffic at up to 200kph whilst drunk and disqualified after refusing to stop, will be jailed for six months and banned from holding a driver’s licence for 14 years on his return to the District Court next week (February 10), after a suspended sentence is dealt with in Longford next Tuesday.
A car salesman who accused two gardai of “telling lies”, was banned from the roads for a year in Athlone District Court this week (February 1) after being convicted of drink driving .
A woman who claimed the reason she pulled a u-turn to avoid a checkpoint was because she thought it was for the Bonavalley attacker, was banned from driving for four years in the District Court this week (February 1) after she was subsequently found to be over the limit.
A man who forced a Garda car to stop by breaking a Yield sign at 3am and was arrested for drink driving, had his conviction dismissed in the District Court this week (January 26) when the judge agreed the place of arrrest given by the garda in evidence differed from the address on the charge sheet.