Donegal road safety campaigner hits out at short sentence for woman’s death

A leading Donegal road safety campaigner has hit out at the sentence handed down to a driver convicted of the death of a Fanad woman and her unborn child.

29-year-old Publican, Kevin McArdle, from Carrickmacross was given a four-prison sentence with the final year suspended after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Roisin Connolly, a Dublin based teacher, originally from Donegal.

The two passengers who were travelling along with Kevin McArdle also died.

A Court heard this week that McArdle had drunk nine pints of beer and five glasses of brandy before the crash and was three and a half times above the limit.

Mary Clinton, of road safety group, A-Ceart, said she was disgusted by yesterdays verdict...

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