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Drink-driver's suicide bid 'lies'.

A DRINK-driver who claimed he was on a suicide quest when he killed a woman in a crash was called a liar by a coroner yesterday.

Charles Mack, 40, told the Belfast inquest he had taken alcohol and 150 diazepan pills in an attempt to kill himself.

He claimed not to remember the collision that killed 76-year-old Dorothy Redmond near Drumaness, Co Down, in June 2002.

He said: "I'm desperately sorry for the events of that evening. I had no intention of hurting anybody other than myself."

But coroner David Hunter told him he didn't believe his excuse.

Blood tests showed Mack had consumed one and a half times the alcohol limit and had not exceeded the advised dosage of pills.

Mr Hunter told him: "It was a very stupid and selfish act on your part."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 8, 2005
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