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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Crashed his car after watching match in pub

Published 22/01/2013 | 14:33

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A MAN who went to a pub to watch a rugby match, but ended up drinking more than he intended, then crashed into a wall as he was driving home, Gorey Court heard last week.

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Before the court was Anthony O'Sullivan (28) of Highlands, Pallas, who had a reading of 75 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of breath after the crash at Kilanerin on April 29 last.

Solicitor Garrett Fitzpatrick said O'Sullivan was watching a rugby match in a pub earlier in the day, and ' had more than he intended to drink.'

He tried to get a lift home but couldn't. He said his client is of very good character, and his work as a seasonal agricultural contractor will come to an end with the driving ban. He added that the insurance policy paid for the damage to the wall, but as it was a third party policy, the defendant was at the loss of his car.

Judge Gerard Haughton fined him €300 and banned him from driving for three years, from March 1 next.

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