Over-the-limit camper van driver hit wheelie bin in County Antrim

Over-the-limit camper van driver hit wheelie bin in County Antrim

A 61-year-old Larne man over the limit in a camper van hit a wheelie bin with the vehicle, Ballymena Magistrates Court heard.

Stephen McCormick, or Riverside, admitted driving with excess alcohol in breath on January 6 this year.

The defendant had an alcohol in breath reading of 86 - the legal limit is 35.

A defence solicitor said it was a "morning after" incident when the defendant felt he was ok to drive.

The lawyer said the defendant was "very remorseful and embarrassed" and said it was his "first time in his life in court in this capacity".

The solicitor said the defendant had "touched his own bin which was actually in his own driveway with the intention of moving it out of the road".

The defendant was banned from driving for 15 months and fined £300.

  • Main image: Random picture of a wheelie bin.