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Hazard lights and windows down at 1.30am alerts police to St Patrick’s Day drink driver

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BT Coleraine

POLICE spotted a car with its windows down and hazard lights on at 1.30am on St Patrick’s Day outside the Springhill Bar in Portrush and then discovered a woman had been driving with excess alcohol in her breath.

Abbi Ethel Moore (18), a student,of Greystone Park in Limavady, had an alcohol reading of 81 with the legal limit being 35, Coleraine Magistrates Court heard on April 8.
A defence lawyer said the defendant was out and had a few drinks and had not intended to drive.

She was staying in Portrush and thought she was fine to move the car.

The court heard the defendant had a previously clear record and wished to apologise for committing the offence.

She was banned from driving for 14 months and fined £250.

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