Driver tested four times over the legal limit
On Sunday July 4 police in Lisburn dealt with a report of a vehicle that had collided with a lamp post, the driver appearing under the influence of alcohol.
Crews from Lisburn Response and Neighbourhood attended and the driver was arrested having blown 148 at the roadside, the legal limit being 35, making them 4.2 times the legal limit.
A spokesperson for the police said: “With people out enjoying their Sunday afternoon in a built up residential area, including young children and dog walkers, someone could have easily been knocked down or worse.
“The driver later provided a lower reading of 124 at custody and will be dealt with accordingly.”