54 arrests over St. Patrick’s weekend

Sue Doherty

Reporter:

Sue Doherty

a total of 54 people were arrested over the bank holiday weekend, from Friday to Sunday night. The vast majority of arrests were for alcohol related offences.

a total of 54 people were arrested over the bank holiday weekend, from Friday to Sunday night. The vast majority of arrests were for alcohol related offences.

Sgt. Eunan Walsh said there was a total of 40 arrests in Letterkenny District. “All of them were alcohol-related, unfortunately”, he commented. “It was no different than in previous years. The numbers are probably about the same as on previous St Patrick’s holidays.”

Apart from arrests for being intoxicated in a public place, offenders were also charged with offensive behaviour and minor criminal damage.

Inspector Denis Joyce said eleven people were arrested in the Ballyshannon District, which includes Ballyshannon, Bundoran and Donegal town.

“The arrests were mainly for drunkenness and other public order offences, such as offensive conduct,” he said.

“One person who was arrested at 3am on Sunday morning in Bundoran was intoxicated to such an extent that a doctor had to be called and he had to be removed by ambulance to hospital,” Inspector Joyce concluded.

A garda spokesperson in Glenties said that three arrests were made in Glenties District over the weekend, again for public order offences.

The holiday weekend passed off with no arrests whatsoever being made in Milford District. A garda spokesperson said yesterday: “People were drinking all right, but they were relatively well-behaved.”