Man free from in­ter­lock de­vice use

Mansfield Courier - - Opinions/People -

ON Novem­ber 7 last year, a man ap­peared in court with his sights set on get­ting his in­ter­lock de­vice re­moved, af­ter hav­ing it on for over 10 years.

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Back in 2018, Mag­is­trate 3HWHU 0LWKHQ WROG WKH PDQ WKDW KH was “not con­vinced that (he was) ready to be back on the road without an in­ter­lock de­vice’.

The man agreed, say­ing that over the past few years he has gone through a lot.

In Fe­bru­ary 2018, the man was in re­hab for four weeks with the hopes of re­cov­ery, and has also been see­ing a psy­chol­o­gist once every fort­night.

“You are mak­ing steps,” Mr Mithen had told the man, be­fore ad­journ­ing his ap­pli­ca­tion un­til last week.

,W LV D UHTXLUHPHQ­W WR KDYH ¿YH months of clear­ing the in­ter­lock be­fore hav­ing it re­moved.

:KLOH WKH YHKLFOH IDLOHG WR start on Jan­uary 20 af­ter a friend blew .047 af­ter drink­ing, the man will now be get­ting it re­moved.

“Thank you,” he said to Mag­is­trate John Mur­phy at the court hear­ing last week.

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