A driver who collided with an electricity pole near Littleton was found guilty of dangerous driving at Thurles District Court.

Garda Padraig Walsh was on motorised patrol in Ballybeg, Littleton, Thurles, on May 2 last year, when he observed a silver Opal Astra “veer off the road and collide into an electricity pole”.

Sgt Thomas Hanrahan told Judge Elizabeth MacGrath that the driver, Thomas O’Donoghue, of Flat 4, 60 St Michael’s Street, Tipperary, had “sluggish” speech at the scene.

“He admitted he had been smoking weed on the day,” said Sgt Hanrahan.

Garda Walsh arrested Mr O’Donoghue and conveyed him to Thurles garda station.