Drink driver treated mother to McDonald’s

Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.
Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.

When he decided to treat his mother to a meal in McDonald’s a 23-year-old man decided to drive even though he had drink taken.

Mantas Sakavicius, Dill Avenue, Lurgan, appeared last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court. He was fined £250, ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy and banned for 12 months for driving with excess alcohol on September 21 this year.

He was also fined £200 for not having insurance, £100 for resisting a police officer, £100 for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and £25 for not having a licence.

The court heard that police received a report of a suspected drunk driver at McDonald’s in Edward Street, Lurgan.

Police stopped the vehicle as it emerged onto the street and smelled alcohol on the defendant’s breath.

He failed the roadside test and was taken into custody. Sakavicius began to shout loudly and kicked out at a police officer. An evidential breath test gave a reading of 91.

Mr Richard Monteith, representing the defendant, said his client’s mother was in the car and she got out when she saw her son being dealt 
with by police.

He added that was when Sakavicius resisted police because she interacted.

Mr Monteith explained that the defendant only had to travel about 200 yards but could not be bothered to walk. Sakavicius was treating his mother to a McDonald’s.