Driving ban for site manager
A SITE manager said to have given a roadside breath-alcohol reading of 170, but who later refused to provide an evidential specimen to police, was ordered to do 240 hours unpaid work last Thursday.
Alan O’Mahoney, 44, of Rhuddlan Avenue, Llandudno, must attend a thinking skills course and an alcohol misuse activity under a community order. A 28 months driving ban was imposed and he has to pay £560 costs after admitting the failure to provide a sample at the police station.
Gwyndaf Pari, defending, told the town’s magistrates that his client was a hard-working family man who drove all over the country. O’Mahoney suffered from depression and it was a particularly difficult period for him. “He’s very remorseful for his actions,” the solicitor added.
The defendant had begun to receive counselling, and stopped drinking.
The breath-alcohol limit for drivers is 35.