Over the limit driver crashed at M2 by-pass

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A man who crashed on the M2 by-pass at Ballymena after being at the town’s rugby club was found to be over the drink drive limit.

Steven Joseph John Graham (44), of Cromkill Road, near Ballymena, was detected on January 5 this year.

The defendant appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court on February 14 and pleaded guilty to driving whilst unfit.

Police attended the M2 southbound following a road traffic collision in which one vehicle had struck a barrier. Graham was in the driver’s seat and there was a strong smell of alcohol.

A defence solicitor said the defendant couldn’t remember much about the incident and he wished to apologise.

District Judge Nigel Broderick said the collision was an aggravating feature and banned the defendant from driving for 16 months along with a £400 fine.

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