Oxegen Festival goer thought he was ‘ok’ to drive

A man who ‘rolled out of his car’ after he was stopped by gardai after attending the Oxegen Music Festival pleaded guilty to drink driving at Naas District Court recently.

A man who ‘rolled out of his car’ after he was stopped by gardai after attending the Oxegen Music Festival pleaded guilty to drink driving at Naas District Court recently.

He was fined €200 and disqualified for three years.

Robert Brown with an address listed as 14 Macroom Ave, Coolock, Dublin 17 came to the attention of gardai on July 9, 2011 at 10.40pm when he ‘appeared unfit to drive’. The court heard the defendant ‘rolled out of his car’ and refused to give a breath sample to gardai. He was taken to Naas Garda Station where it was confirmed he had a ‘very high reading’ of alcohol in his system.

The court heard that the defendant, who is unemployed, was told by gardai to get some sleep before driving his car. He slept for a few hours but had got some bad news about his mother and thought ‘he was ok to drive’.

He had no previous convictions.