A man who crashed an Audi A4 at Ballymena’s Grove Road on January 13 this year was later found to be three-and-a-half times the drink drive limit.
Zbigniew Krawczyk (60), of Phoenix Fields in Ballymena, had an alcohol in breath reading of 123 with the legal limit being 35.
At Ballymena Magistrates Court on February 7 a prosecutor said police received a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision and found a damaged vehicle with the defendant in the driver’s seat.
There was a smell of intoxicating liquor and he “appeared disorientated”.
The defendant failed a preliminary breath test and when taken to Antrim Police Station provided a breath sample of 123.
The court heard a witness had seen Krawczyk driving.
The defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of driving with excess alcohol in breath and told the court he was sorry and that it wouldn’t happen again.
District Judge Nigel Broderick said it was a “very high reading” and banned the defendant from driving for two years along with a £400 fine.