Drunk farmer who was given time to 'find a nice woman' put off the road
Judge James O’Connor (pictured) suggested he 'find himself a nice woman', who would drive him around
The farmer was given time to organise his cattle and a chance to go to Lisdoonvarna to find “a nice woman” to drive him around during his disqualification for drink-driving.
A bachelor farmer in a remote part of south Kerry who was given time to organise his cattle and a chance to go to Lisdoonvarna to find “a nice woman” to drive him around during his disqualification for drink-driving, has been put off the road for three years.
The December court in Cahersiveen where the matter was finalised was not told if in fact the farmer availed of the chance to go to Lisdoonvarna, or if he managed to find a nice woman who could drive.
However, the 60 year old had managed to put “some of his affairs” in order, it was told.
John O’Shea, of Derrinadin, Mastergeeha, had previously pleaded guilty to drink driving at Tarmons, Waterville, on July 25, 2014.
His alcohol-blood reading - 198mg per 100ml - was such that the offence carried a three-year driving ban, the court heard. (The legal limit is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood).
The matter had been adjourned a number of times.
Previous outings were told that being off the road would make it difficult for O’Shea, who lived 10km from Waterville, to care for his cows and he would have to make arrangements to get rid of them.