Published 25/12/2012 | 14:54
A JUDGE adjourned a case at Sligo Court against a man charged with a number of offences to enable a Probation Report be prepared.
Clive Zoschke, Shannon Eighter, Sligo, was fined €300 and disqualified from driving for eight years for drunk driving on April 17th last at Mail Coach Road.
There were also charges against him in relation to driving licence and insurance for April 17th and for October 15th 2011 at Ballytivnan, where he was also charged with dangerous driving.
He was charged with failing to stop for gardai on November 25th 2011 at Ballytivnan.
On the same date at St. John's Hospital, he was charged with drunken driving, and with having the drug methylethcathinone (MEC) in his possession.
Inspector Sean McGinty said that on April 17th, gardai saw a vehicle parked on a footpath at Pearse Road and observed Zoschke driving off with no lights on. He was stopped and a breath test showed he had a concentration of 46 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath. He didn't produce licence or insurance.
The court heard that on October 15th, gardai saw a small silver car swerving all over the road. Zoschke switched off all lights and went into Rathbraughan Park.
Road conditions were wet and there was a big volume of traffic.
On November 25th 2011, a garda in a patrol car saw a vehicle drive toward him and the garda activated the blue light.
The car did not stop and the gardai followed it. The driver then ran away. He also threw away a bag of white powder called MEC.
Previous convictions were outlined, including drunken driving.
Defending solicitor Mr. Tom MacSharry said Zoschke had an outrageous disregard for the law. He had written a letter to the Judge. Judge; "He has written a letter to me outlining his circumstances. "I would like to have him assessed. "These are very serious charges." After convicting Zoschke for drunken driving on April 17th, Judge Kilrane adjourned the other charges to January 31st next.