Two alleged drug dealers being chased by Police last week tried to escape, by driving in to a dead end Car Park.
Police spotted the car which was being driven carelessly around Portrush last Monday night and tried to pull it over, but the 18-year-old driver Nathan McIntyre sped off along along the Coast Road with his 23-year-old friend Kyle Parke in the passenger seat.
The car eventually pulled in to the Magheracross Picnic Spot which has only one exit. With the exit blocked by Police, the men were left with two choices. A drop of a few hundred feet in to the ocean, or facing arrest and spending a night in the cells.
Both men appeared at Antrim Magistrates Court last Tuesday to confirm they understood the charges being put against them. Both were charged with possession and intent to supply Class B Cannabis, and Class C Diazepam.
Parke faces another charge of possessing criminal property while McIntyre is facing a string of other charges, facing allegations of attempting to cause Grievous Bodily Harm, dangerously driving under the influence of drugs, driving without insurance, driving without a licence, assaulting a police officer and causing criminal damage to a police cell and phone. All of these offences are said to have occurred on February 16.
Both men were refused bail and were ordered to appear before Coleraine Magistrates Court on March 2.
Source: Coleraine Chronicle.