Derry UUP Councillor disqualified after drink driving charges

Wed, 10/07/2019 - 06:44 -- Editor

The decision to disqualify Derek Hussey from his role as a Councillor is the right one, Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has said. 

The party’s leader on Derry City & Strabane Council was commenting after it was revealed that the UUP Councillor will face a 15 month disqualification for drink driving offences. This latest charge is the third such charge Hussey has faced.

Sandra Duffy said: “The decision to disqualify Derek Hussey from his role as Councillor for 15 months is the right one. 

“Derek Hussey has displayed an atrocious disregard for public safety through multiple charges for drink driving.

“Last year Sinn Féin tabled a motion of no-confidence in Mr Hussey when he was Deputy Mayor and objected to Derek Hussey’s appointment as Chair of the Policing Community Safety Partnership (PCSP). 

“Today’s decision is a victory for local families bereaved by drink drivers, who have campaigned for a zero tolerance approach to drink driving.”