Mum who crashed car with baby was four times over drink-drive limit

first_imgA young woman who crashed her car with her child on board was FOUR times over the legal drink-driving limit.Caroline Morrow appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with drink-driving. Solicitor Rory O’Brien said his client had claimed she had only had two drinks but was also taking medication.Ms Morrow, aged 35, was driving in Stranorlar on August 26th last when she crashed her Vauxhall car into a parked vehicle.Her one-year-old child was in the back of the car during the collision but was unhurt.The court heard that Ms Morrow, from Oak Park in Convoy, had previously been disqualified from driving in 2015 for two years.Mr O’Brien said the incident had had a profound impact on his client’s life.“This has had a tremendous impact on her life and she has written a letter of apology to the court.“She works as a home help and is trying to get her life back on track but the loss of her car will have an impact on her also,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly pointed out to Mr O’Brien that his client was actually four times over the legal drink driving limit even though she claims she only had two drinks.“This is a very serious matter. She put her child in danger,” he said.He banned Ms Morrow from driving for three years and also fined her €250.Mum who crashed car with baby was four times over drink-drive limit was last modified: December 4th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Caroline MOrrowChildconvoycourtcrashdrink-drivnglast_img read more

Volunteer with National Park in Cherokee

first_imgGreat Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to help provide visitors with historic reference and information at Mingus Mill. The Mill, which is located one half mile north of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, provides an opportunity for park volunteers to assist in educating visitors about the general role of milling in the Smokies and specifically the turbine wheel at Mingus Mill.Mingus Mill, built in 1886 offers visitors a unique look into the inner workings of a mill that custom ground everything from corn to wheat or rye. The complexity of the mill provided customers with custom ground cornmeal or flour in a fraction of the time needed by other types of mills.Volunteers will work alongside Great Smoky Mountains Association employees. Each volunteer is asked to work at least one four-hour shift per week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the peak visitation season from April through the end of November.New volunteers are required to attend orientation and training on Thursday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers should bring water, lunch, and a light jacket. The training will be held at the Oconaluftee Administration Building adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee.To reserve a spot in the training or to receive more information, please contact Park Resource Education Ranger Florie Takaki by phone at (828) 497-1906 or by email [email protected]last_img read more