Van driver was almost three times drink limit after Ballymena crash

Van driver was almost three times drink limit after Ballymena crash

A MAN, who Ballymena Magistrates Court heard is an unemployed painter and decorator, was found to be almost three times the drink drive limit when police spoke to him after he crashed a van into another vehicle at the town's Larne Road Link on June 20 this year.

David Alan Pollock (51), of Princes Street, Ballymena, admitted driving with excess alcohol and a defence solicitor said he was "wholly remorseful".

The defendant had a reading of 101 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35.

Banning the defendant from driving for 18 months and handing down a £300 fine, District Judge Nigel Broderick said it was a "high reading".