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Man dumped by fiancee for drink-driving

A GROOM-to-be was dumped by his fiancee just weeks before his wedding after he was caught by gardai drunk behind the wheel of his car, a court heard.

Bryan Dunne (36) was nearly twice the legal drink-driving limit.

Judge Dermot Dempsey fined Dunne €500 and banned him from driving for three years.

Dunne, of Edenderry, Co Offaly, admitted before Swords District Court to a charge of drink-driving.

The incident took place at the Rathingle Road in Swords shortly before 4am on November 18 last year.

Garda Amanda King said she was on mobile patrol when she saw a Volkswagen Touareg swerving all over the road.

Garda King said she indicated for the driver to pull over, and she could see his eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred.

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The garda said Dunne was taken to Swords Garda Station where he provided a sample of his urine to gardai.

The sample produced a reading of 203mgs of alcohol per 100mls of urine.

The court heard that Dunne had never been in trouble before.

The defence solicitor said Dunne co-operated fully with gardai and has since apologised for his behaviour.

The court heard that Dunne was due to get married two weeks after this incident but that his fiancee called off the wedding due to this incident.

The solicitor said Dunne is working as an environmental scientist and often needs to make site visits.

He will now need assistance getting to these sites, which will affect his earning capacity.

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