A man who appeared before Longford District Court last week charged under the Road Traffic Act was disqualified from driving for three years and fined €250 following a hearing into the matter.
Outlining the evidence to the court, Inspector Declan Rock said that on the date in question and following an intoxyliser test, the defendant provided a reading of 89mg/alcohol per 100ml/breath.
In mitigation, the defendant’s solicitor Frank Gearty said his client acknowledged his wrongdoing in the matter.
“He knows that what he did will have very serious consequences.”
Meanwhile, a letter from the defendant’s father was submitted to the court.
Following his deliberations on the matter, Judge Hughes convicted the defendant and fined him accordingly.