Drunk driver drove wrong way around Dungannon roundabout

Drink driving charge
Drink driving charge

A drunk driver who went the wrong way around a Dungannon roundabout towards a police car has been banned for 18 months.

Rui Paulista, 42, from Lambfield Drive, was spotted on the wrong side of the road by police in the early hours of February 20 at Thomas Street.

He stated that he had only had a couple of beers but provided a breath sample over twice the legal limit.

Handing down a fine of £150 and the 18 month ban, District Judge John Meehan ordered that upon successful completion of the drink driver’s course the defendant’s ban would be reduced by a quarter.