NI woman in court had one of the highest ever drink-drive readings

By Gary Adair

A woman who appeared in Ballymena Magistrates Court is said to have had one of the highest ever drink-drive readings before a court in Northern Ireland.

Roberta Lorraine Aiken, aged 36 from Ballymena, registered 145 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35 micrograms. The reading was taken following a road traffic collision in Ballymena on 11th November 2017. Ms Aiken pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol in her breath, but has been warned by District Judge Peter King that she faces more than just a driving ban and a fine.

Sentencing will take place in March, with Ms Aiken given an interim disqualification from driving.

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