Carnlough motorist more than four times over drink drive limit

A woman with an address in Carnlough was more than four times the drink drive limit, a court heard this week.

Sunday, 10th October 2021, 9:36 am

Sonya McGuckan (47), of High Street, had an alcohol in breath reading of 149 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35.

The offence happened at Carnlough Road, Broughshane, on August 29 this year.

She has also admitted taking a Seat Leon without authority; absence of insurance and and a driving licence offence.

Defence solicitor Kevin MacAllister told Ballymena Magistrates Court that it was accepted this was a “very high reading”.

The court heard the defendant had previous relevant convictions.

She was given an interim driving ban and the case was adjourned to November 4 for a pre-sentence report.