A 58-year-old man who was described as being so drunk he was hardly fit to stand after crashing his jeep has been disqualified from driving.

Marshall Gerald Coalter, pictured right, whose address was given to the court as Horseshoe/Saddlers Bar, Belmore Street, Enniskillen was found guilty of driving with excess alcohol in his blood and failing to report an accident.

The court heard that on March 2, 2018 police had received reports of a drink driver at the Horseshoe Bar in Enniskillen.

On arrival, police spoke to the owner of the bar who told them that a neighbour had reported the defendant crashing his red Mitsubishi jeep on his was home and described Coalter as to be so drunk he was hardly fit to stand.

Police made their way to an address in Algeo Drive, Enniskillen and saw the crashed vehicle.

They called at an address to speak to the 58 year old they were informed he had been taken to the South West Acute Hospital to have his injuries seen to.

Police attended the hospital where they located Coalter who subsequently failed a preliminary breath test. A blood test was taken which returned a reading of 268mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

Naill Bogue, representing Coalter, told the court that the time it had taken for the case to come to court had been very stressful and embarrassing for his client.

He said that since the incident Coalter had voluntarily imposed a disqualification on himself and had not driven since then.

Mr. Bogue said his client had attended a local health club and had consumed some alcohol before taking the unfortunate decision to drive home which resulted in this one car accident.

District Judge Mark McGarrity told Coalter he had no choice but to disqualify him for 12 months as well as imposing a £500 fine and five penalty points on his licence.