Driver who fell into garda arms put off the road
A LARAGH MAN who was more than five and a half times the legal limit was put off the road for seven years when he appeared before Wicklow District Court recently.
Timothy Delamere (45), Laragh East, Laragh was charged with drunken driving at Trooperstown, Roundwood on August 20, 2011.
Garda James O’Donoghue said at 11.15pm he stopped Delamere after noticing him driving erratically. He said Delamere's jeep had crossed the central white line twice.
His speech was slurred and had a strong smell of drink. When Garda O’Donoghue asked Delamere to get out of the jeep he ‘fell into my arms and was unable to stand unaided’.
The court heard Delamere was brought to Wicklow Garda Station and was also asked for his driving licence and insurance which he undertook to produce in Roundwood Garda Station.
Garda O’Donoghue said Delamere hadn’t produced the documents within ten days as required but said he had seen documents since.
The court heard Delamere had a blood alcohol concentration of 237mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.
The court heard Delamere had two previous convictions for drunken driving.
Acting for Delamere Martin Dully, BL, said Delamere was the father of two and was a stone mason by trade. He said Delamere was under considerable financial pressure and had ‘some difficulties with alcohol’ and in April 2012 had spent some time in John Of God’s.
Delamere, he said, was alcohol free since mid 2012.
Judge David Kennedy put him off the road for seven years and directed for the preparation of a community service report.
He adjourned the case until March 12 to allow for this.