10/06/2019

NI Driver Almost Five Times Over Limit

Police have charged a woman found to be almost five times over the legal alcohol driving limit.

The woman was stopped in the early hours of this morning, Monday 10 June, after a member of the public alerted the police.

Officers then found the driver to have a measurement of 168 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The current legal limit in Northern Ireland is set at 35.

Writing on the Craigavon PSNI Facebook page, an officer said the tip-off has potentially saved a life.
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"Pretty sure that's the highest roadside breath test result I've heard of in this district," the post read.

"That's almost 5 times the legal limit. The consequences, had we not had that phone call, don't bear thinking about."

The police thanked the caller and added that the incident was "just the latest in several over the weekend. Some detected by our crews, some phoned in by you".

"Suffice to say, she's now been charged to court.

"It is NEVER worth it. If you see it, report it. The message clearly isn't getting through quickly enough to some."



(JG/CM)

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