A Stranorlar-man who contested a drink driving case has been found guilty of the offence after unsuccessfully arguing that he had been unlawfully handcuffed during his arrest.Letterkenny Court.Eguene Gamble (43) of 23 Woodlawn, Stranorlar Gamble pleaded not guilty to failing or refusal to provide a breath sample at Letterkenny Garda Station on August 28th, 2013. Letterkenny District court heard he had been arrested after gardaí received a report of that a man had called to his wife’s house and began shouting at her while she was inside.The court heard that there was a barring order iSn place. The woman told gardaí that her husband, Eugene Gamble had been drinking and he had left the scene in a white van.Garda Malcolm McGee told Judge Denis McLoughlin that he and a colleague approach had approached from Castlefinn and saw a white van pulling out and driving in the opposite direction.Garda McGee said the white van drove past even though the Garda driver put her hand out the window indicating to van to stop.The Garda patrol van turned and followed the van which pulled in at Conneyburrow,Lifford, after the blue lights had been activated. Garda McGee said there was a strong smell of alcohol from Gamble who slurred as he spoke.Garda McGee said he arrested Gamble at 12.54am and handcuffed him as he considered there was a risk to his health and safety and that of the gardaí due to his failure to stop initially.Under cross-examination from Gamble’s solicitor, Donough Cleary, Garda McGee said that as Gamble was coming from a volatile situation and the fact that he had not stopped initially was enough to justify the use of handcuffs.The Garda said he did not normally handcuff people in drink driving arrests. Mr Clearly suggested that as Gamble was placed in the back of the Garda van and had only a bench to sit on, that handcuffing him was putting him at risk of injury.The court heard that Gamble had failed to give a breath sample at the garda station. Judge McLoughlin was told he was not making a genuine effort to give a breath sample and the time for completion of a sample lapsed.In a submission to the judge Mr Cleary said it is acceptable to handcuff a suspect if the decision was reasonable. He said it did not seem credible that Gamble was safer sitting handcuffed on a becnh in the back of the Gardaa van.Judge Mclaughlin ruled that Gamble had a case to answer. The accused told the court that he did blow into the breathalyser but it didn’t work. Judge McLoughlin found Gamble guilty, fined him €500 and disqualified from driving for four years.MAN CLAIMED HE HAD BEEN UNLAWFULLY HANDCUFFED DURING DRINK-DRIVE ARREST was last modified: November 27th, 2014 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In 2015, 38 corn silage hybrids representing 13 commercial brands were evaluated in a joint trial with Michigan State University (MSU). One Ohio location is combined with Michigan’s two southern (Zone 1) silage locations. The Ohio test site was located in our Northwest Region at Hoytville (Wood County). The two MSU sites were located in Branch and Lenawee counties, which are on the Ohio/Michigan state line. The test results from the three 2015 locations are treated as one region. The plots were planted with four-row air type planters and maintained by each respective state utilizing standard production practices. The center two rows were harvested with MSU’s self-propelled forage harvester. Silage tests were harvested uniformly as close to half milk line as possible. Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) Quality Analysis was performed by MSU using their current procedures. Silage results present the percent dry matter of each hybrid plus green weight and dry weight as tons per acre. Other data presented include percent stand, the percentage of in vitro digestible dry matter, acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber digestibility, crude protein and starch. Milk production in pounds per ton and pounds per acre were estimated using MILK2006 (UW-Madison Dairy Science Department).A complete summary of the Ohio results are available online at: http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/silagetrials. More information on procedures and additional 2015 MSU silage test data can be viewed online at: http://www.varietytrials.msu.edu/corn. For more information on Ohio State crop variety testing, visit: http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~perf.