Man so drunk he couldn’t stand up
A man described as being so drunk he couldn’t stand up, was fined €100 at Sligo District Court.
Before the Court was Andrew Ellis (55), 46 Knockmuldowney Park, Ballisodare who was charged with intoxication at Tesco on October 11 th 2017.
Garda Diver told the court the defendant, who had four previous convictions, was highly intoxicated and he couldn’t stand up.
“He kept falling,” said the Garda.
Mr Mark Mullaney, solicitor (defending) put it to the Garda that the defendant was a nice man when sober.
The Garda replied she had never seen the defendant sober.
Also at Sligo Court, Tommy Kivlehan, of Diffreen, Glencar, Manorhamilton was fined €250 and banned from driving for three years for drunk driving at Short Walk, Ballinode on September 8th 2017.
A sample showed a reading of 223 mgs of alcohol per 100mls of blood. Mr Eddie Henry, solicitor entered a plea to the offence.
He accepted it was a very high reading and pleaded that the defendant fully co-operated and that the matter was totally out of character.
Mr Henry said the defendant had a lot of difficulties in his life at that time and a brother whom he was close to suffered a violent death.
Judge Kilrane said it was a shocking reading and was multiples of what is allowed.