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Louisburgh drunk driver told he will be in jail at Christmas


A Louisburgh man who pleaded guilty to drink driving was told he would be sent to jail just before Christmas after his case was adjourned to December 21.
Brendan Kilcoyne (28) of Cregganbaun, Louisburgh, was before Castlebar District Court on Wednesday last after being detected drink driving at Carrabawn, Westport, on April 7 last.
The court heard he had been disqualified from driving for four years the previous September.
Garda Hugh McHugh told the court Kilcoyne had 28 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit for full license holders is 22 micrograms.
Kilcoyne was also prosecuted for driving with no insurance.
Defending solicitor James Ward said that his client has ceased drinking completely since this incident.
He also said there had been a previous case concerning an incident in which Kilcoyne had spat at a garda after Kilcoyne and his brother were in an altercation. Mr Ward asked for the case to be adjourned to December 21.
Judge Mary Devins replied: ‘It depends [whether] he wants to start his prison sentence now or just before Christmas, because that is where he is going’.
James Ward said his client was fully aware of this.
The matter was adjourned to December 21.

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