Woman to stand trial for dangerous driving in death of surfer

Lisa Roohan arriving at Ballyshannon Courthouse on Friday.

Lisa Roohan arriving at Ballyshannon Courthouse on Friday.

A Ballyshannon woman charged with dangerous driving causing the death of surfer Alan McSherry has been sent forward for trial at Donegal Circuit Court in October.

Lisa Roohan (24) from Boyannagh appeared at Ballyshannon District Court today.

She is also charged with giving false information to a guard.

Garda Kevin Garvin, Bundoran told Judge Kevin Kilrane that he served the book of evidence on the defendant this morning within the vicinity of the court.

Judge Kilrane granted legal aid for the defendant, to include cost of junior and senior council as well as a mechanical engineer.

He remanded Ms Roohan on continuing bail, and was told that she had already surrendered her passport to gardaí following a previous court appearance.

Alan McSherry (48) died as a result of injuries sustained on a country road at Ardfarna, close to Bundoran on August 25th last.

It is thought that he was walking home when the incident occurred in the early hours of the morning.

His body was discovered at 5.10am by his wife Jo as she drove from her home in search of him.

Before his funeral, surfers gathered for a traditional Hawaiian ‘paddle out’ as a tribute and cast flowers into the sea at Bundoran.




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