Driver was six times over the le­gal limit

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A 64 year old driver who was found to be six times over the le­gal drink driv­ing limit has been banned for five years.

Be­fore Sligo Dis­trict Court last Thurs­day was Ger Dolan of 1 The Willows, Clif­foney who ad­mit­ted a charge of drunk driv­ing at Ballincas­tle, Clif­foney on De­cem­ber 9 th 2017.

A sam­ple showed a read­ing of 279mgs of al­co­hol per 100mls of blood.

Ms Elaine Coghill, solic­i­tor (de­fend­ing) pleaded that the de­fen­dant had a prob­lem with al­co­hol but he had dealt with it since.

On the night there was a crash but the de­fen­dant had been slow­ing down prior to it as he had been feel­ing un­well.

On ad­mis­sion to hos­pi­tal the de­fen­dant was di­ag­nosed with epilepsey.

He was no longer driv­ing and the car had been crushed, added Ms Coghill.

Judge Kevin KIl­rane said the read­ing was shock­ing, al­most six times the le­gal limit. He also im­posed a fine of €100.

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