(2008) Liberal Democrat Cllr. Hugh O'Hanlon
A councillor has been thrown out of his party after being caught drink driving while almost three times over the legal limit.
Hugh O’Hanlon, 56, was suspended by Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill as soon as he informed the Liberal Democrat leader about his arrest.
O’Hanlon, who was returned to his Tudor ward seat in this year’s May elections, pleaded guilty to drink driving and driving without insurance at Watford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
He has been banned from driving and faces a community order as well as a hefty fine.
Despite allegations he performed council duties while drunk, O’Hanlon – who receives an annual allowance of £7,209 from Watford Borough Council – said he will not resign from his seat.
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