Drink driving DUP man suspended

THE Local Government Commissioner for Standards has ruled that a drink driving DUP man did bring his position into 'disrepute' and has suspended him from council for five months.

But the Antrim Guardian has learned that former Mayor Thomas Hogg will only have to serve THREE months in limbo - and he will be allowed to stand, the slate wiped clean, in May's council elections.

Mr Hogg, who was awarded the MBE for services to Local Government in 2016, was banned from the road and fined after he drove while two and a half times over the limit back in April.

He was also suspended from the DUP, though he has continued to sit with them in council. He is still listed as a DUP rep on the council's website.

*Read the full story in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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