Man (72) given a driv­ing ban

Bray People - - Viewfrom Thestreet -

A 72-year-old man who ad­mit­ted to drink­ing ‘2-3 pints and some whiskey dur­ing the day,’ en­tered a plea of not guilty to drunken driv­ing.

John Farmer, with an ad­dress of 103 Fairyhill, was fined €2,500 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for three years, post­poned to May 1.

There was a con­flict of ev­i­dence in that Sgt. Shee­han said he asked for a driv­ing li­cence and when the ac­cused could not de­liver the doc­u­ment he asked him to pro­duce it at the sta­tion. Farmer said he was not asked to do so.

‘He ap­peared very gen­uine giv­ing ev­i­dence and may well be­lieve he was not asked to but I ac­cept the Garda ev­i­dence,’ said Judge Con­nel­lan be­fore hand­ing down the penal­ties.

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