Took car out after sharing bottle of wine

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After sharing a bottle of wine with his wife, a 54-year-old man gave his son a lift but was caught drink driving by the police.

Don McCorry, Raughan Lane, Lurgan, was banned from driving for 12 months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

He was also fined £250 and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy for driving with excess alcohol in breath on January 27 this year.

The court heard that he was stopped at a vehicle checkpoint on the Derrymacash Road.

Police noticed the smell of intoxicating liquor from McCorry’s breath.

He failed a preliminary breath test and an evidential test gave a reading of 48.

A solicitor representing the defendant said he had shared a bottle of wine with his wife when his son wanted to go to a local football club and he took him.