AN ENNISKILLEN man who was found by police drunk in his car after becoming estranged from his wife has been fined and banned from driving.
At Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Wednesday, Philip Drumm (54) of Ann Street in the town pleaded guilty to being drunk in charge of a vehicle.
At approximately 7.55pm on April 27th, police were called to The Round ‘O’ where they found Drumm was intoxicated in a parked car. He was lying in the rear of a Volkswagen Golf with the keys still in the ignition. There was a strong smell of alcohol and Drumm’s eyes were bloodshot.
Officers arrested him after he failed a breath test and when brought to the police station he returned an evidential reading of 63 micrograms per 100ml. The defendant admitted to being in charge of the vehicle.
Defence solicitor Barry Lynam explained Drumm’s marriage had broken down and he was found within 100 yards of the vicinity of the marital home.
Mr Lynam said Drumm had been working at a meat factory in Monaghan and his licence was essential to this job.
District Judge Nigel Broderick imposed a £250 fine and disqualified Drumm from driving for 12 months.
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