Drink-driving ban ex-mayor suspended by DUP

Antrim and Newtownabbey councillor Thomas Hogg has been suspended by the Democratic Unionist Party after he admitted drink driving.

Friday, 25th May 2018, 6:47 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:51 am
Antrim and Newtownabbey councillor Thomas Hogg

The former mayor was disqualified for 12 months and fined £250 after pleading guilty to driving with excess alcohol at his first appearance before Belfast Magistrates’ Court today.

The 30-year-old was stopped by police on the city’s Crumlin Road on April 29 this year.

A breath sample showed he was more than two times over the legal limit, the court heard.

Following the court case, a DUP spokesperson said: “The party is aware of the judgement. Thomas Hogg has been suspended from the party.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council said: “The council has no comment to make on this matter.”