A 49-year-old man has appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice in tampering with a urine drink driving sample.

Kevin Rogers of Mote Demesne, Roscommon is charged with carrying out the offence on 5 March.

An application was made for CCTV footage from a post office to be released by gardaí and provided to the accused’s solicitor.

Garda Inspector Paul Cuttle confirmed to Roscommon District Court that this would be done.

Mr Rogers was charged with intent to pervert the course of justice in that he tampered with a urine drink driving sample which was posted by An Garda Síochána to the Medical Bureau of Road Safety for analysis.

The case has been adjourned until 18 December.