Defendant "rear-ended" another vehicle twice, court hears

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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A Lurgan motorist has pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol in breath.

The case of Ryan Ferris, (28), of Moyraverty Gardens, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Wednesday, June 8.

The police received a report from a member of the public on October 28 last year, alleging that whilst stationary in their car in a heavy lane of traffic in the Lakelands area in Craigavon, they were rear ended twice by the defendant within a ten minute spell.

After the first collision, they checked their vehicle and could see no damage and were approached by the driver who was confused, slurred speech and glazed eyes according to the complainant.

The defendant returned to his vehicle and rear ended the car in front ten minutes later, but despite the area being checked, the car was no longer present at the scene.

Officers attended the last person’s address and it was the defendant, with a breath test reading 46 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

In his defence, the court was told that the rear ending was “a very minor impact” and that Ferris went home to consume more alcohol after the incident.

It was stated that the defendant pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity, is in regular employment and that he spoke with the people in the other car and no damage or injuries were reported.

District Judge Bernie Kelly imposed a £250 fine and a 12 month disqualification until re-tested for the offence.

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