Fines of €50 were handed down to a number of people who pleaded guilty to drink driving at the recent sitting of Mullingar District Court.
Francis Brady of 6 The Park, Lakepoint Park in Mullingar had 41mg alcohol on board per 100ml breath when he was stopped at Grange on November 20.
The 27-year-old’s year-long disqualification was postponed to January at his solicitor’s request.
David Butler of Moateland, Streete, was also disqualified for a year when he had 36mg alcohol/100ml breath on April 25.
Solicitor Robert Marren described it as an “agonising reading” as it was just above the legal threshold and he said it would be difficult for the 20-year-old sportsman.
Stephen Dowling of Fennore, Killucan was disqualified for two years and a day after being stopped at Robinstown with a breath alcohol level of 49mg/100ml.
The court heard that he replied “I’m sorry” when charged with the offence which took place on August 21 at 11.05pm. The father of two was on a rare night out, Mr Louis Kiernan said. He had been called home to the babysitter and thought that he was ok to drive.
Janette Freeman of Longworth, Relick, Ballynacargy was also disqualified for two years and a day when she had 51mg alcohol/100ml breath at Grange Heights on August 22.
The 24-year-old had never been in trouble before Mr Louis Kiernan said, as a fine of €50 was also imposed on Freeman.
Ian O’Keeffe of Simmonstown, Coole received the same disqualification for a breath alcohol level of 55mg/100ml.
The 36-year-old unemployed father of five was stopped at Bunbrosna on September 10 this year.