Senator Brian O Domhnaill wasn't in court in Letterkenny yesterday when the case against him was called.
He is charged with a number of alleged offences in the Tullygay area of Letterkenny on September 2 last year.
Mr O Domhnaill, whose address was given as Killult, Falcarragh, is charged with being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle, failing to report a hit and run occurrence, failing to give appropriate information, failing to remain at the scene and being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle.
His solicitor, John Cannon, dealt with the case briefly in Irish with Judge Paul Kelly.
The case was adjourned.