A policeman was yesterday banned from the road and fined after being arrested for drink-driving following a party to celebrate his retirement. Constable Wong Chi-ming, 45, had his driver's licence suspended for 15 months and was fined $7,000 after pleading guilty in Eastern Court to a drink-driving charge. Defending Wong, solicitor Cheung Vee-bon said the former officer had just ended 26 years in the force and was about to become a driver. Mr Cheung said the defendant claimed he had drunk only two glasses of red wine while celebrating with colleagues on the night of December 2. Wong hit the back of a light goods van while trying to avoid a collision with a taxi in Electric Road, North Point, the court heard. Breath tests after the accident showed Wong's blood alcohol content was almost triple the prescribed limit. Wong's lawyer asked Magistrate Garry Tallentire to show leniency so Wong could have a shot at his new career. The magistrate said even an ordinary citizen should know the danger of driving after drinking. But he would not impose a tougher penalty because of Wong's previous occupation.