Former MLA accused of drink-driving
Ulster Unionist councillor and former MLA Derek Hussey appeared at Strabane Magistrates Court yesterday charged with drink-driving.
The case was up for mention and adjourned until January 20, when a date for a hearing will be set. Mr Hussey was an Ulster Unionist Assemblyman up until 2007 when he lost his seat to the DUP’s Allan Bresland.
The former teacher at Castlederg High School is active in the loyal orders and a number of clubs in the west Tyrone region. He’s also a big fan of country and western music, and was said to wear cowboy boots when attending the Assembly.
The circumstances of his arrest have not been made public.