first_imgA Judge has warned that too many young Donegal men are playing computer games involving high-speed car chases thinking they can out-speed Gardai.Daryl Kelly appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday.Judge Paul Kelly was speaking as he jailed a 22 year old Lifford man for four months after he drove at Gardai before trying to escape. Daryl Kelly appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with a series of motoring offenses.The court heard how Kelly did a handbrake turn in front of Gardai before driving at them in his silver Honda.Inspector John O’Toole said Gardai had to take evasive action as Kelly and three passengers drove at them on December 7th, 2013.Kelly travelled onto the Lifford Road, Castlefin and was racing speeds of 90kph in a 50kph zone.Gardai had activated their siren and their flashing lights but Kelly, of 32 Beechwood grove, Lifford kept driving.Gardai eventually said they spotted dust and debris and noticed the car had mounted a footpath and had crashed into a wall at the Coneyburrow Road in Lifford.The accused still tried to flee but the driver’s door was jammed and Gardai caught him.He resisted arrest and Gardai had to use their incapacitating spray on him as thy arrested him.Judge Paul Kelly said he had noticed an increase in the number of young men coming before his court on such offenses.He said “There seems to have been an increase in the number of such offenses – young men under the influence and sometimes watching too many movies and computer games thinking they can escape Gardai and they put everyone else in considerable danger. This case only came to a halt after 3 mile and only because this man lost control and hit a wall.”The car was not insured and did not have a valid NCT cert.Kelly was also over the drink-driving limit when taken to be processed at Milford Garda station.Kelly was jailed for four months for dangerous driving at Lifford Road, Castlefin and also disqualified from driving for three years.He was also fined €200 for having no insurance and a further €200 for section 4.Other charges were either struck out or taken into consideration.JUDGE SLAMS VIDEO GAME CULTURE AS HE JAILS BOY RACER FOR FOUR MONTHS was last modified: August 25th, 2017 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:courtdangerous drivingDaryl KellydonegalJudge Paul KellyLiffordlast_img read more

first_img1. Your father is Indian and your mother is Japanese. How do you see yourself? A: Being born here I identify most with being American. Until recently I had no idea who Amitabh Bachchan was. However, when I was a child we hung around mostly with Indians, so I was subjected to many Indian functions growing up. So I sat through many awful talent shows, four-hour Malayalee weddings, and of course Indians never want to pay for a babysitter so you have children running around screaming at all these events. 2. Does this mixed heritage make for some very funny stand up comedy?A: I like to think so. Everyone I meet tells me they’ve never met an Indian-Japanese comedian before. I think I’m the only Indian Japanese comedian, unless my sister decides to take up the profession.3. What’s the South Asian material that draws the most laughs?A: South Asian audiences are really wonderful about laughing at themselves. So I think it’s the things that are really true that draw the most laughs, for example the outsourcing jokes or the jokes about Bollywood films.4. And the Japanese anecdote?A: I was driving with my whole family and we saw some cows grazing in a field. My father pointed out that the word graze could have a lot of different meanings, and I said for example you can be grazed by a bullet, and then my mother said “or it’s a kind of doughnut.” The funniest part of this is that she actually meant it!  The Japanese have a big problem distinguishing between the L and the R – as Indians have a problem with the V and the W.5. Do the Japanese find you funny? A:  South Asian audiences are the most receptive. I don’t think the Japanese are as expressive; it’s not really part of their culture. Once I performed at a Japanese show and when I started, I yelled out, “Come on, make some noise, who here is from Japan?” fully expecting everybody to yell “Woo-Hoo” or “Banzai” or  “Bonsai” or something like that but instead they all raised their hands! Afterwards a few people came up and said they didn’t understand the doughnut joke!6. What do you eat at home?A: I love going home, because my mother makes a combination of Indian, Japanese and American food. Of course the first day I come home she always makes keema for me.  Even though she’s Japanese she has become quite a fire breather because of my father.  She absolutely loves mango pickles.7.  What’s the line that never fails to make South Asians laugh?A: It’s the line where I say that it’s just a matter of time before Indian companies start outsourcing to poor Americans who are pretending to be Indian. (In a southern accent, “Thank you for calling Air India. This is Mahatma Gandhi.”)8. Do you have a lucky talisman? A: Unfortunately I am a complete atheist and do not believe in anything except science. No religion, no astrology, no professional wrestling, so I would have to say no to a talisman. 9. Any chance your dad might get you into an arranged marriage? A: My father tried fixing me up with various Malayalee women, but it was always a disaster. I went to one girl’s house and when the door opened, I asked her “Is your daughter here?” But it turned out that that actually was the daughter!  10. You must be having a lot of fun with Indian and Japanese last names and accents?A: Yes, I thank God that I didn’t get a combination Indian Japanese name like Sanjay Hajimoto, or Mahatma Mitsubishi.11. Any real life funny incidents?A: I was backstage at an Intel event and was talking to a security guard who was a Muslim Indian. I asked him what the reasoning was behind having multiple wives in Islam. He told me that the reason was if you want to have relations with your wife, but she has her periodical, then you need to have another wife or two. He actually said the word periodical. I almost fell over laughing.12. Any plans to take your show on the road to India?A: Now that I know who Amitabh Bachchan is, a lot of people are encouraging me to do an act where I do impressions of him. Of course I would love to go to India. Last time I was there I was only six years old, and it was extremely crowded and overpopulated, so imagine what it will be like now since there are twice as many people in India as when I was last there! Related Itemslast_img read more