A Derry man charged with drink-driving and a multitude of other offences had a bench warrant executed for his arrest after failing to attend court.
Sean Gibbons, 26, of Rushcroft Park appeared at Derry Magistrates Court on foot of a bench warrant.
The defendant was charged on December 8 for various motoring charges including, taking a vehicle without authority, driving whilst disqualified, being unfit to drive through drink and drugs, and driving without insurance or a license.
He was further charged on that date with twice assaulting the police, resisting police, disorderly behaviour and criminal damage – to an intoxilyser (a breath alcohol tester).
Gibbons was due to appear in court on December 29 but ‘was ill’ and failed to attend, his defence solicitor explained.
A bench warrant was executed yesterday, January 11, ‘on agreement’.
The defence solicitor asked for his client to be granted bail on the same terms.
The court was told that the defendant as an ‘extensive record’ for motoring offences.
A police officer asked for a ‘complete prohibition’ on alcohol to be included amongst his bail conditions.
Granting Gibbons his own bail of £200, Deputy District Judge John Rea ordered the defendant not to be intoxicated in a public place.
The defendant will be returned to court on January 23.

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