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Woman who crashed into fence while over the limit told police: ‘I drink. I drive. I stupid.’

Members of the public informed the police that they had taken the keys of the vehicle from a drunk female

Drink driving Craigavon Court

A woman who crashed into a fence after driving whilst over twice the legal limit has been handed a 12-month disqualification.

Court heard the 58-year-old told police when approached: “I drink. I drive. I stupid.”

Ewa Komarczewska, of the Beeches, Portadown pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Court heard that on March 30, police were called to reports of a car which had collided with a fence in the Beeches, Portadown.

Members of the public informed the police that they had taken the keys of the vehicle from a drunk female.

Officers arrived and found the defendant, who appeared very drunk, nearby.

Upon being spoken to Komarczewska told police: “I drink. I drive. I stupid.”

The defendant failed a preliminary breath test and an evidential sample which was subsequently taken gave a reading of 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

Komarczewska, who represented herself in court, said: “There is no explanation for these sorts of actions.”

The defendant was disqualified from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay a fine of £250, along with the offender’s levy of £15, within four weeks.

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