Headlights were off then drink offence detected in Antrim

Headlights were off then drink offence detected in Antrim

POLICE saw a van being driven without headlights illuminated at Bush Road in Antrim at 11.45pm on June 13 this year and then a drink offence was detected.

Sonny Russo (24), of Tardree View in the Aldergrove area, admitted a charge of driving with excess alcohol in breath when he appeared at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena.

The defendant had a reading of 61 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35.

The defendant told the court he had made a "very bad decision" and regrets his actions.

He was banned from driving for a year and fined £250.