A Polish man who had one of the highest readings of alcohol a judge had ever dealt with has been convicted of driving with excess alcohol in his breath.

Adrian Krystian Tomczyk (26) with an address of Castlebalfour Road, Lisnaskea was stopped by police on Sunday last, October 10 and when he gave a reading following his arrest he was found to be almost four times over the legal limit.

The court heard at around 5am on Sunday morning, police on patrol in Enniskillen observed a Volkswagen Sirocco come out of the Derrychara Road and onto Gaol Square at speed and in an erratic manner.

The officers followed the car on to the Wellington Road where it was weaving and crossing over the central white line on to the other side of the road. Officers illuminated their lights and indicated for the car to stop. The car stopped in the middle of the road.

Officers spoke to the driver and detected a strong smell of alcohol on his breath. His speech was barely coherent and he had trouble forming sentences. When asked to step out of the car, Tomczyk had difficulty in doing so. He had to hold on to the steering wheel and door to steady himself and when he got out he was unsteady on his feet and was swaying.

The 26 year old was arrested and taken to Omagh custody suite where he gave a lower evidential reading 130mg per 100ml of breath, with the legal limit being 35mg per 100ml. Michael Fahy, representing Tomczyk accepted the reading was high and there was no issue with that and that his client should not have been driving at all.

He told the court Tomczyk had recently lost his employment and this had rested heavily on him.

District Judge Michael Ranaghan told the defendant the reading was one of the highest he had ever dealt with and was in the upper end of the disqualification bracket. He said Tomczyk represented a real risk to other road users although he took into account the time of day. Also taking into account his clear criminal record, Judge Ranaghan disqualified Tomczyk for two years and ordered him to pay fine of £250.