A man who was found to be over the legal drink drive limit after being stopped riding a motorcycle has been handed a 12 month disqualification.
The 33-year-old, who represented himself in court, stated: “I made a mistake.”
Prosecution outlined that on February 6, at 3.20pm, police on patrol observed the defendant riding a Honda motorcycle in the vicinity of Trasna Way, Lurgan.
Officers stopped Gerulis and upon speaking to him noted a strong smell of intoxicating liquor. A preliminary breath test was subsequently conducted resulting in a fail.
The defendant was conveyed to Lurgan Custody, where an evidential sample of breath was obtained giving a reading of 55mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
Representing himself, Gerulis told court: “I made a mistake.”
Deputy District Judge Chris Holmes commented: “It’s a costly mistake as far as new insurance is concerned.”
The defendant was disqualified from driving for 12 months and was ordered to pay a fine of £250, along with the offender’s levy of £15, within 20 weeks.
Gerulis was certified for the drink driving course which would see his ban reduced to one of nine months upon completion.
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