Police saw vehicle go wrong way down a one-way street and then stall twice at 2am

Ballymena Court

Police saw a vehicle driving the wrong way down a one-way street in Ballymena and then stall twice at two in the morning and later the driver failed to provide a specimen of breath in connection with an investigation into whether she had excess alcohol.

Malgorzata Kozarowska (30), of Aspenburn, Antrim, had driven the wrong way at Thomas Street on May 6 this year.

At Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday she pleaded guilty to the ‘failing to provide’ charge.

Defence solicitor Emma McCann said her client accepted she was, in all likelihood, over the limit.

The defendant, it was said, had incorrectly driven into the one-way system because she didn’t know Ballymena very well.

Regarding the failure to give a sample, Ms McCann said the defendant felt she was unable to sufficiently produce it.

District Judge Nigel Broderick said defendants had to understand that if they fail to provide a sample it was an “aggravating feature” and must be reflected in the ban as he put the defendant off the road for 16 months and fined her £150.

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