Collision involving drink driver caused £5,000 of damage

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

When a van in front of him stopped a 41-year-old man could not stop in time and collided with the rear of the vehicle.

Wojciech Grzegorz Wozniakiewicz, Deer Park, Portadown, was banned from driving for 12 months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

He was also fined £200 for driving with excess alcohol in breath on May 20 this year. For driving without due care and attention he was fined £100 and banned for three months.

The court heard that police attended a two vehicle road traffic accident on the Carrickblacker Road, Portadown. The defendant was travelling too close to a van in front of him and couldn’t stop in time to avoid a collision. The damage to the van came to £5,000. Wozniakiewicz was breathalysed and an evidential test gave a reading of 67.

Mr Richard Monteith, defending, said his client had been drinking the night before and had stopped around midnight.