"Few beers" leads to driving ban

"Few beers" leads to driving ban

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

Jonathan McNabb


Jonathan McNabb



A Craigavon man has been banned from the roads for twelve months after pleading guilty to a charge of driving with excess alcohol in breath.

The case of Gregory Kane, (40), of Carrigart Manor, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse on Friday, September 3.

The court heard that on July 18 this year, mobile patrol officers in Lurgan received a report of a suspected drink driver on Derry Park Lane.

After locating the car, they noticed the bonnet and wheel arches were hot and the defendant was observed from running from the porch of an address before being caught.

A breath test read 40 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

In his defence, the court was told that Kane had “a few beers” that day around 5pm and that he felt fine to drive the vehicle, however, he takes full responsibility for the being over the limit.

District Judge Bernie Kelly imposed a £350 fine and a 12 months disqualification for the offence.

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