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Motorcyclist was drink driving in middle of Armagh while wearing no helmet

Bail was granted ahead of sentencing in November

Armagh Magistrates' Court

A Latvian national who was caught riding a motorcycle whilst over the limit and without a helmet must wait to learn his fate.

The 38-year-old’s solicitor informed the court of the defendant’s intention to enter a plea but stated that an interpreter would be required for sentencing.

Maris Berzins, 38, of Culdee Street in Armagh, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, using a vehicle without insurance, not displaying ‘L’ plates and failing to wear headgear as a motorcyclist at the city’s Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

As the charges were read, it was heard that the offence occurred on the Lonsdale Road in Armagh on October 6.

Defence solicitor Oisin Toner confirmed that the defendant wished to plead guilty to the charges but would require a Latvian interpreter in order for him to be sentenced.

District Judge Paul Copeland adjourned the case until November 19 for sentencing.

Berzins was released on his own bail of £300 whilst awaiting this sentence.

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