DRIVE BAN FOR PENSIONER WHO TRIED TO DRIVE CAR THROUGH FRONT OF PUB

May 22, 2015

larkins_dinerA MAN who was drunk when he tried to ram his car through the front of a pub has been banned from driving for four years.

Michael Carr, from Glenkeeragh, Newmills, admitted failing to provide a specimen of breath to gardai five days before Christmas last year.

Inspector Michael Harrison said 66-year-old Carr drove his vehicle at the front of Larkin’s bar in Newmills.

The crash caused only slight damage to a step outside.

Inspector Harrison said Carr was abusive to gardai all the way to Letterkenny garda station.

Once there he was asked to give a specimen of breath but told gardai: “You can stick your machine up your hole.”

Carr, said the inspector, then refused to give any other samples, telling gardai: “You’ll get a blood or urine sample over my dead body.”

Judge Paul Kelly said the behaviour on the night was ‘appalling’.

He fined Carr €300 and banned him from driving for four years.


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