Drunk driver thought he was OK to drive

A 30-year-old was convicted of drink driving at Castlebar District Court this week.

On October 29 2012 at 10.20pm gardaí on patrol saw a car fail to yield at a junction at Newline and New Antrim Street. The car turned right onto New Antrim Street where gardaí stopped Tommy Vesey, Graffymore, Castlebar.

He was arrested for drink driving and at Castlebar Garda Station he provided a breath sample which showed a reading of 65mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

The court heard that the defendant had walked to a friend’s house after leaving a pub where he stayed for a while and then walked back to his car to drive home as he thought he was OK to drive.

Vesey who works for his family’s concrete business has no previous convictions.

Judge Mary Devins convicted and fined him €350 and disqualified him from driving for two years.

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