Car reversed into lorry

Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.
Craigavon Courthouse. INPT21-239.

A drunk driver who reversed into a lorry and then drove off was banned from driving for 12 months last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Darius Marauskas (42), Dill Avenue, Lurgan, was also fined £300 for driving with excess alcohol on September 12.

As well he was fined £100 for failing to report an accident, £100 for failing to remain at the scene and £75 for driving without due care and attention.

The court heard that at 6.10pm a hit and run collision happened at Dill Avenue. There was damage to the rear offside corner of a lorry.

Police were given information that the defendant was intoxicated and he was located while trying to walk towards Lurgan Park.

An evidential breath test gave a reading of 119.

Mr Conor Downey, representing the defendant, said Marauskas panicked because he had a large amount of alcohol in his system and drove a short distance away.