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Drunken cyclist to be deported after conclusion of prison sentence

Defence explained the defendant had been handed a seven month jail sentence for an assault occasioning actual bodily harm offence which post-dated this incident

A cyclist who collided with a car whilst under the influence has been handed a £200 fine.

The 40-year-old’s barrister told court his client was aware that he was to be deported following the conclusion of his current prison sentence.

Piotr Korzeniowski, of Mourneview Avenue in Lurgan, pleaded guilty to cycling whilst unfit at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, via videolink from Maghaberry.

Prosecution outlined that on December 16, of last year, police received a report of a road traffic collision involving a car and a bicycle on the Old Portadown Road, Craigavon.

Upon arrival, ambulance service were already in attendance dealing with the cyclist, who was identified as the defendant and complaining of pain in his shoulder.

Korzeniowski was placed in a neck brace on a stretcher; he was conscious and was conversing with limited English.

When speaking with the defendant, police noted a smell of alcohol on his breath and he appeared aggressive and uncooperative.

The driver told police that the defendant had been in front of him whilst he was travelling on the Tullygally East Road, when Korzeniowski had struck his vehicle and windscreen.

Defence solicitor Conor Downey stated that the defendant had been handed a seven month sentence for an assault occasioning actual bodily harm offence which post-dated this incident.

He added that Korzeniowski was aware that he was to be deported following the conclusion of his current sentence.

District Judge Bernie Kelly made an immediate warrant for a fine of £200 for the the single offence before the court.

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