A drink-driver stopped by police was just 100 metres from his home, a court has heard.

At around 12.15am on April 10, police observed a blue Volvo at Main Street, Derrylin with its hazard lights on and driving slowly.

They followed it until it turned off and stopped with the engine still running and hazards still on.

Police spoke with the driver, Lyubomir Dimitrovski (65), of Clachan Court, Derrylin, and detected a smell of intoxicating liquor while the defendant was unsteady on his feet, his eyes were glazed and his speech slurred.

Dimitrovski failed a preliminary breath test and was arrested and cautioned.

In custody he returned an evidential reading of 63mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

His solicitor, Gary Black, told Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday that his client accepted culpability from the outset and proffered no excuse for his driving.

He said the irony of it was Dimitrovski’s house was 100 metres away from the pub he had been drinking in, but he thought he was fit to drive and under the limit.

But he appreciates this was not the case and he accepts the circumstances because of this.

Mr. Black asked the court to give Dimitrovski credit for his clear record and way he dealt with the matter.

Deputy District Judge Trevor Browne said it was an unfortunate situation for Dimitrovski who had no record and lived a useful life but for this “foolish action”.

For driving with excess alcohol in breath, Dimitrovski was banned from driving for 12 months, and fined £300.