McDermott due back in court today

The 24 year old man suspected of being linked to the death of Garda Gary McLoughlin in Inishowen before Christmas is due back in court today.

So far, Martin Mc Dermott from Raphoe has not faced any charges in connection with the fatal crash in which he was also injured.

Martin McDermott of Castlegrove, Raphoe was charged with drink-driving in August, 2008. He was also accused of a public order offence and resisting arrest in Letterkenny on July 7, 2008, and of failing to appear in court in Letterkenny on Janaury 15.

He was not charged with any offence relating to the collision at Lisfannon in the early hours of December 13th which resulted in 24-year-old Gda McLoughlin’s death. Gardai are still investigating that incident.

Gda McLoughlin, a native of Fenagh, near Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, who was stationed in Buncrana, died in Letterkenny General Hospital 24 hours after a red Opel Astra collided head-on with his patrol car.