Woman who crashed car was driving while drunk

A woman who was involved in a traffic accident was banned from driving for 16 months last Thursday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Rosina Brown (32), Castleview, Gilford, was also fined £200 for driving with excess alcohol on November 13 last year.

A fined of £50 was imposed for having a defective tyre and she was ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard that at 7.45pm there was a road traffic collision on the Banbridge Road, Gilford.

Brown was one of the parties involved and when police spoke to her they could smell alcohol on her breath.

She said she had taken alcohol a short time previously.

She failed the roadside test and an evidential test gave a reading of 86. The front offside tyre on the vehicle was defective.

A solicitor for the defendant said she had been under considerable stress at the time and had driven to her partner’s mother’s home.

District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, said the reading indicated that Brown was heavily intoxicated.