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Disqualified motorist was over the drink limit with ‘no shirt on’ at McDonald’s drive-thru

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Police received a report of a drink driver at the drive-thru at McDonald’s in Coleraine and then spotted a Loughgiel man, who was not wearing a shirt, in a parking bay waiting for his food.

Kevin Lee Michael Traynor (27), of Scally Park, gave a false name before his true identity was established.

He had an alcohol/breath reading of 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35mcgs.

The offence was detected at 1am on October 29 last year.

Traynor was also a banned driver at the time and he was uninsured and had taken his girlfriend’s car without her permission.

He was also charged with obstructing police.

The defendant later said he gave false details because he “panicked”.

Defence barrister Ben Thompson said it was the “slightly arrogant way of a young man failing to respect the court’s order”.

He added: “He has a proven track record of making foolish decisions”.

District Judge Liam McNally banned the defendant from driving for five years and also placed him on Probation for two years and ordered him to do the ‘Thinking Skills’ programme.

Traynor also has to do 100 hours of unpaid work.

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