Drink driver found slumped over wheel at roundabout near Larne

A drink driver was found slumped over the wheel of a steering wheel at the Shanes Hill roundabout near Larne has been banned from the roads for 20 months.

Friday, 26th November 2021, 8:00 am
Ballymena Courthouse. INBT02-213AC

Wilson Rossborough (38), of Killyglen Road, Larne, admitted a charge of driving with excess alcohol in his breath.

He came to police attention at 1.50am on October 24 this year and when he was taken to Antrim Police Station he had a reading of 103 microgrammes of alcohol - the legal limit is 35 -per 100 millilitres of breath.

Defence solicitor Stewart Ballentine told Ballymena Magistrates Court the defendant realises he had been “stupid”.

The lawyer said the self-employed engineer had nothing to eat and then had a number of beers.

The solicitor said defendant wished to apologise for his actions.

District Judge Nigel Broderick said it was a high reading and as well as the road ban the defendant was fined £400.