Mountcharles motorists hit with eggs

Motorists in Mountcharles were placed in serious danger by egg throwing vandals over the weekend, gardai have said.

Motorists in Mountcharles were placed in serious danger by egg throwing vandals over the weekend, gardai have said.

Last Friday and Saturday nights youth targeted cars, buses and lorries passing through the town, with eggs.

On Saturday evening local gardai confiscated a box of 300 eggs and up to 100 of them had been used to target the drivers, a garda spokemans said.

It is understood the suspects are in their late teens and gardai say they following a definite line of inquiry in relation to the incidents.

Garda Sergeant Tony Cornyn said the activity was “very dangerous” as it could have caused a serious road traffic accident.

“It was very dangerous. They could have easily caused someone to go off the road. There was a number cars and buses hit and if they hit their windscreen it could easily have caused a driver to swerve across the road and possibly into oncoming traffic,” Sgt. Cornyn said.

As of last evening gardai in Letterkenny, Donegal Town and Ballyshannon reported a quiet weekend with very little public order incidents as good spirited revellers enjoyed attending various Halloween fancy dress functions.

Gardai also confrimed that there was no reported firework incidents.

The Garda Traffic Corp were highly active over the weekend staging a number of check points and random alcohol breath checks.

Last Thursday new lower blood alcohol levels for driving were introduced nationally.

Gardai reported a roads as being “quiet” over the weekend. There was two suspected drink drivers were arrested in the Letterkenny District. Gardai in South Donegal confirmed that there was no drink driving arrests over the bank holiday weekend as of last evening.