A 78-year-old man appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday charged with drink driving.
The court heard that on March 24th, police were on mobile patrol at Glenasheever Road in Derrygonnelly at 10.07pm when they came upon a rapid response ambulance car dealing with a car that had crashed into a tree.
When police spoke to the driver, Kevin Carson, they detected a smell of intoxicating liquor. The defendant was conveyed to Enniskillen custody suite where a blood sample was taken. Forensic analysis of the submitted sample revealed a reading of 108 milligrammes of alcohol in 100ml of blood, a total of 28 milligrammes over the legal blood limit. Carson, of Irvin, Maesmawar Road, Llanggollen, Wrexham in Wales was charged with drink driving.
Defending solicitor, Barry Lynam said his client was originally from Enniskillen and had been in the jurisdiction at the time of the offence as he has a holiday house in Bundoran.
Giving Carson credit for his early plea and clear record, district Judge Nigel Broderick fined him £250 and imposed a 12 month driving disqualification until he is re-tested. He also agreed to certify Carson for the drink driving course.
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Posted: 5:19 pm August 26, 2016