‘Out of his mind with al­co­hol’ - Judge

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A driver de­scribed as be­ing out of his mind with al­co­hol was fined €250 and banned from driv­ing for three years when he ap­peared at Sligo District Court. Michael Mc­Nally (62) of Clover­hill, Car­row­more was ar­rested for drunk driv­ing at Car­row­bun­naun on Oc­to­ber 15 th 2017. A sam­ple later showed a read­ing of 216mgs of al­co­hol per 100mls of blood. Mr Mark Mul­laney, solic­i­tor (de­fend­ing), agreed with Judge Kevin Kil­rane that the read­ing was very high. Mr Mul­laney ap­plied for a post­pone­ment of the driv­ing ban for a num­ber of months to De­cem­ber but Judge Kil­rane sug­gested it would be bet­ter for the de­fen­dant to “take his medicine now” and that it wasn’t in his best in­ter­ests to wait un­til then. Mc­Nally said he wished to make ar­range­ments re­gard­ing trans­port as there was no pub­lic sources avail­able to him. The Judge said the de­fen­dant had enough time to do this not­ing that the of­fence was com­mit­ted last Oc­to­ber. The ban’s im­ple­men­ta­tion was put back to Oc­to­ber 15 th.

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