Dromara drink driver is fined and banned

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A 47 year old Dromara man caught drink driving has been banned and fined at the local court.

Kieran Martin Lavery from Dree Hill, Dromara was caught by police on 29 Septemer.

He was banned for a year and fined £300, however the Judge said he was a suitable candidate for the drink drive offender’s course which if successfully completed will see his period off the road reduced to nine months.

Lavery was stopped by police as he drove through Leitrim village at 1.10am.

He was unsteady on his feet and spoke slowly slurring his words.

A sample revealed he was 23 mgs in excess of the limit.

A solicitor said his client was a joiner who was self employed and lived with his elderly father as his sole carer.

The court heard Lavery had two previous convictions the last being 22 years ago.

Lavery was told that he would also need to sit a full driving test.