Drink drive offence detected after police spotted vehicle without lights on at 4am in Antrim town

Drink drive offence detected after police spotted vehicle without lights on at 4am in Antrim town

POLICE saw a vehicle with no headlights on at Steeple Road in Antrim town at 3.55am on March 13 this year and excess alcohol was then detected.

Naomi Bailie (27), of Hawthornden, Antrim, admitted the offence at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena.

A prosecutor said when spoken to the defendant "appeared confused" and said she was "picking up a family member".

She had an alcohol in breath reading of 40 - the legal limit being 35.

A defence lawyer said the defendant had a previously clear record.

The court heard the defendant works for a banking group.

District Judge Nigel Broderick banned the defendant from driving for a year along with a £200 fine.

The judge said it was an "unfortunate incident that somebody of otherwise good character has now found herself disqualified".