Road ban for re­fus­ing to give a sam­ple

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A man who re­fused to give a doc­tor a urine sam­ple at Sligo Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal has been fined ¤300 and put off the road for four years.

Eoin O’Boyle (24), who the court heard was a “young man away study­ing abroad at present”, pleaded guilty through his solic­i­tor Ms Laura Spell­man to re­fus­ing to give the sam­ple at the hos­pi­tal on the 4 th Au­gust 2017.

The court heard that O’Boyle, of Doon­fore, Ballinfull, had one pre­vi­ous con­vic­tion from Ballyshan­non District Court for care­less driv­ing in April 2017.

Judge Kil­rane con­victed and fined O’Boyle ¤300 for re­fus­ing to give the sam­ple and dis­qual­i­fied him from driv­ing for four years. Another charge of a Pub­lic Or­der of­fence was struck out.

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