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.