‘Man dropped from the sky and drove car’

Court
Court
  • Reading of 104 (limit is 35)
  • Drink driver had crashed into another vehicle
  • She was smiling and laughing with keys in her lap

When she was arrested for drink driving a woman told police that ‘a man had dropped from the sky’ and driven the car.

Angelika Wierzchowska (26), Bells Row Court, Lurgan, admitted three offences when she appeared last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

She pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol on February 21 this year, not having insurance and failing to report an accident.

The court heard that at approximately 2am police received a call from a member of the public about a blonde female who was drunk.

Police found her in the driver’s seat of a car. She was smiling and laughing and had the keys of the car on her lap. She had crashed into another vehicle.

An initial breath test gave a reading of 109 and the defendant asked ‘will I not be able to drive for a year’.

An evidential test gave a reading of 104 and on her way to the police station the defendant referred to ‘a man having dropped from the sky and having driven the car’.

Mr Conor Downey, representing the defendant, said this was the third occasion his client had been in court for not having insurance and it may be the case for a pre-sentence report.

Adjourning the case until May 13 so that a pre-sentence report could be obtained District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, imposed a driving ban on the defendant.

He told her that because of her record and the high reading when she was sentenced the ban would be higher than the minimum of 12 months.