Drink driver disqualified

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

A 60-years-old man who was caught drink driving has been banned from getting behind the wheel for a year.

Gordon James Hyndman, of Springtown Close, was also fined £100 for driving with excess alcohol in blood on October 6, last year.

Derry Magistrate’s Court heard Hyndman’s van was stopped on the Duncreggan Road and police noticed an ‘over-powering smell of alcohol’.

A blood test gave a reading of 157 mgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath, just under two times the legal limit.