Three glasses of wine leads to road ban

THREE glasses of wine and a disagreement with her partner landed a Roscrea woman in the district court on a charge of drink driving.

Inspector Martin Harrington gave evidence that Geraldine Carroll, of 45 Railway View, Roscrea, was detected with 69mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath, at Patrick Street, Mountrath, on September 8 this year.

Defence, Mr Declan Breen explained that his client, a 41-year-old single mother, lives in Roscrea and has a partner in Portlaoise. On the night she was staying with her partner and had three glasses of wine, before a disagreement broke out and she left in a distressed state.

Mr Breen said that the gardaí could confirm that his client had been distressed when stopped.

She has no previous convictions.

Carroll was convicted and fined €300 and disqualified from driving for three years.


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