Drunken driver fined €1,000 and given one-year road ban

Bray People - - News -

AN AUGHRIM woman was fined €1,000 and put off the road for one year when she ap­peared be­fore Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan at last Tues­day’s sit­ting of Wick­low District Court.

Maria John­stone, 45 Pinewood Grove, Aughrim, was charged with drunken driv­ing at Cor­bal­lis, Rath- drum on Septem­ber 21, 2007.

She pleaded guilty in court on Tues­day to the charge but had pre­vi­ously pleaded not guilty and the case had been for hear­ing last week.

Act­ing for John­stone so­lic­i­tor Der­mot Hickey said she had de­cided to plead guilty days af­ter her last ap­pear- ance in court. The court heard John­stone had a blood al­co­hol con­cen­tra­tion of 96mg of al­co­hol per 100ml of blood and had no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions.

Judge Con­nel­lan then fined her €1,000 and put her off the road for one year.

He post­poned the driv­ing ban un­til June 1, 2009.

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