Glengad man fined and banned from driving in Derry

A man from Donegal has been fined a total of £2000 and disqualified from driving for 6 years when he appeared at Derry Magistrate's Court today.

Michael McColgan (29) whose address was given as Glengad Malin in County Donegal appeared on two driving matters.

McColgan faced charges dating from 2005 and the court was told that in September that year a police patrol saw a car in a car park with no lights.

s they approached the car reversed towards them forcing them to take evasive action. They stopped the vehicle and McColgan was driving and there was a strong smell of alcohol.

A breath test showed him to be more than twice the legal limit.

On November 10 this year police received a report of a suspected drunk driver and a description of the car.

They observed the car on the Culmore Road and then it crashed into the rear of a stationery vehicle.

McColgan was unsteady on his feet and a breath test revealed him to be more than twice the legal limit.

Defence solicitor Paddy McDaid said his client believed the 2005 matters had been dealt with.

He added that he accepted he should not have been behind the wheel of a car.

He was fined £2000 in total and disqualified from driving for 6 years.