April 15, 2024

A 51-year-old man has been disqualified from holding a driving licence for six years following a second drink driving conviction.

Leo Morrow, of Doobally, Ballyshannon was earlier than Ballyshannon District Court docket on Friday.

His solicitor Jim Corbett conveyed a responsible plea for the offences of exceeding the authorized alcohol restrict and driving with no certificates of roadworthiness. The offences occurred at Knader, Ballyshannon on January 31, 2023.

Inspector Angela Cummins advised the court docket that on the date in query at 7.45am, Garda Mark Geraghty was conducting a compulsory checkpoint.

“The defendant approached the checkpoint in a blue Peugeot Accomplice,” mentioned the Inspector.

“He was discovered to have an alcohol degree of 100mcg per 100ml of breath.”

The authorized restrict is 22mg.

The court docket heard that Morrow had a earlier conviction for drink driving in 2018, when he was disqualified from holding a licence for 3 years.

Mr Corbett mentioned that his consumer was at the moment unemployed and was dwelling remotely.

“The lack of his licence goes to be very tough for him to handle,” mentioned the solicitor.

“He has an habit and he’s making an attempt to take care of it was finest he can.”

Choose Deirdre Gearty imposed a compulsory six-year driving ban, in addition to a high-quality for €350.

The cost of not having a sound certificates of roadworthiness was considered.

Drink-driver caught at early morning checkpoint will get six 12 months ban was final modified: March 2nd, 2024 by Employees Author