Man appears before Monaghan District Court following single vehicle collision in Emyvale

A man has appeared before Monaghan District Court following a single vehicle road traffic collision in Emyvale.

The incident occurred on Sunday at approximately 2:30pm, when a van crashed into a bridge in the area.

The driver of the van, a man in his 30s, fled the vehicle on foot into nearby fields and was located a short distance away from the scene calling to a house in the locality.

He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taken to Monaghan Garda Station where it was found he also had a bench warrant for his failure to appear at a previous Court date.

He appeared before Monaghan District Court earlier this morning at 10.30.