A Co Armagh man who crashed whilst twice the drink-drive limit has been handed a 12-month disqualification.
Court heard the 20-year-old remarked to police whilst being conveyed into custody: “I’ve f***** up haven’t I boys?”
Court heard that on March 11, at 12.17am, police received a report of a one-vehicle collision on the Lough Road, Lurgan.
A witness claimed they had seen a male who appeared intoxicated leave the car and walk away.
Officers arrived at the scene to find a Peugeot 208 with heavy damage.
It appeared that the car had hit a traffic island before colliding with a lamp post.
Police located the defendant within the area of William Street car park in Lurgan.
Whilst approaching officers also found a wallet belonging to Reynolds and a bottle of Buckfast tonic wine.
It was noted that the defendant had fresh blood on his face and neck.
A preliminary breath test was administered resulting in a fail.
Reynolds was subsequently arrested, as he was taken into custody he said to police: “I’ve f***** up haven’t I boys?”
A reading of 99mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath was obtained in Lurgan Custody Suite.
When interviewed, the defendant made full admissions.
Defence solicitor Siun Downey stated: “On the night in question, Mr Reynolds had driven into Lurgan but had not planned on drinking.
“He went to a few bars and has no explanation as to why he drove.”
She added: “He had never been in a police station or in court before, he is extremely embarrassed.
“I would respectfully say he is a man who will never be before a court again.”
Reynolds was handed a 12-month disqualification and ordered to pay a fine of £350, along with the offender’s levy of £15, within 16 weeks.
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