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.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 12:14 pm

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.”