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Motorist twice drink-drive limit in his ‘very own mobile Oktoberfest’

Northern Ireland could be in Russia by time he gets licence back - if found guilty

A man is due to appear in court after being caught more than two times the drink-drive limit.

PSNI officers in Craigavon highlighted the man’s case after the stopped him driving while highly intoxicated in Lurgan.

Posting oc social media, a police spokesperson said: “One driver in Lurgan tonight (Thursday) thought that Northern Ireland v Germany was the perfect excuse for his very own mobile Oktoberfest. Nah mate.

“Lurgan Neighbourhood team spotted him with more swerve than that Wagner strike.”

A little context need perhaps: Michael O’Neill’s men lost 3-1 to the reigning world champions; one of those goals was a curling effort from Sandro Wagner.

The post added: “He’s currently on his way to custody having blown 149 at the roadside. The legal limit is 35. If found guilty, Norn Iron will be in Russia before he gets his licence back.

“Never drink and drive. It’s not worth it.”

However, police have since updated the public on last night’s development, posting this morning.

They said: “By the time we got him to custody and on the ‘big machine’ for the evidential sample, the level was down a bit.

“He was still well over twice the limit, and so has been charged to court.

“Good luck in court, and when you get home.”

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