Drink driver caught in Ballymena on July 11

Drink driver caught in Ballymena on July 11

A MOTORIST caught drink driving in Ballymena at 10pm on July 11 this year has been banned from the roads for a year and fined £200.

Police saw Alin Adam (25), of Market Road in the town, in a vehicle which was swerving from side to side, Ballymena Magistrates Court (main picture) heard.

Defence solicitor David McIlrath said the defendant, who he said is a Romanian who works in a meat factory, had been invited out to visit friends and then had driven home.

Deputy District Judge Trevor Browne said the defendant had been "very foolish" and was "lucky" not to have been involved in an accident.