WHEELCHAIR USER ATTACKED GARDAI WHEN STOPPED FOR DRINK-DRIVING

first_imgA wheelchair user attacked a Garda after he was stopped for drink-driving.Letterkenny court.Thomas Scarlett, 34, punched a Garda in the stomach and then threw himself out of his wheelchair twice after being taken to Letterkenny Garda station. Gardai Elaine Gordon and and Paul McGee were tipped off that Scarlett had been drinking in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny before driving off.They stopped Scarlett, 34, in his specially-adapted car at Drumbarnett Lower, Manorcunningham on September 11th, 2012.Garda Gordon said she immediately smelled alcohol from Scarlett who became very abusive.He began shouting obscenities at the officers and then punched Garda Gordon in the stomach when he was being helped out of his car.He then refused to get out of the Garda patrol car when taken to Letterkenny Garda station and acknowledge the member in charge.When he was taken into the station he threw him out of his wheelchair twice and then complained of a sore back.Scarlett, of 7 Ballinagard Crescent, Culmore, Derry, was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital but he refused to be treated.He was then taken back to Letterkenny Garda station but was abusive to ambulance personnel on the way back.He eventually undertook a breath test where a reading of 52micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath was recorded.Judge Paul Kelly asked was Scarlett going to be permanently in a wheelchair and he was told he was after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident.He was fined €250 and disqualified from driving for two years.WHEELCHAIR USER ATTACKED GARDAI WHEN STOPPED FOR DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: March 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJudge Paul KellyThomas Scarlettwheelchairlast_img


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