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Man over the limit morning after wedding

 

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Enniskillen Magistrates Court

A DRIVER who was over the limit the afternoon after a wedding the night before has been disqualified from driving for a year.

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Mark Little (35) of Trasna Way in Lisnaskea pleaded guilty to drink driving at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday.

He was stopped by police on Belmore Street in Enniskillen at approximately 1.10pm on Saturday, June 3, after police on patrol in Enniskillen noticed the Ford Focus that he was driving was speeding up and then slowing down.

They signalled for Little to stop, and when they spoke with him they noted his eyes were glazed and they could notice a smell of alcohol on his breath.

Little was arrested and when breathalysed at Enniskillen Police Station he returned an evidential reading of 66 micrograms per 100ml of breath.

Defence solicitor Neil Ferguson said Little’s case was “one of those following day detections” and explained the defendant had been at a wedding at Lough Eske in Donegal the day before. Mr Ferguson said Little had “done everything he thought was right” and had stayed over in the hotel, and after getting breakfast the next morning he thought he was OK to drive.

The solicitor explained Little lived 12 miles from his place of work, and the loss of licence would severely hamper his ability to get to work, although he added he could “manage.”

District Judge Nigel Broderick disqualified Little for 12 months, until retested, and fined him £250.


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