Man so drunk he couldn’t stand up

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

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.

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