Police find over-the-limit motorist in driver’s seat of car in garden

A LAWYER for a motorist whose car entered the garden of a house told Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday it was a “classic case” of taking alcohol with medication.

Aimee Tosh (22), of Mountview Terrace, Ballybogey, admitted driving with excess alcohol in her breath following an incident at Castlewood Avenue, Coleraine, on September 30 this year.

A prosecutor said at 1.30am on the date in question police attended Castlewood Avenue following reports of an ongoing disturbance and they found a car parked on grass with the defendant in the driver’s seat.

A resident said they had observed the vehicle being driven into the garden.

The defendant, who had a previously clear record, had an alcohol in breath reading of 84 with the legal limit being 35.

The defence lawyer said the defendant wished to apologise.

District Judge Peter King said the reading was more than twice the legal limit and he banned the defendant from driving for 16 months along with a £250 fine.

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