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Shock as drunk driver ploughs through garden of Co Down home

A DUP MLA has said it was lucky there was not a death after a car, police said was driven by a drunk driver ploughed through the garden of a Co Down home.

In the early hours of Saturday the car went through the main Dollingstown roundabout and through a garden on the edge of the busy junction.

Police said the woman driver was three times over the limit after she took a breath test.

"When will people learn?" Said police in a Facebook post.

"By sheer fortune we're not talking about a fatality. If a dog walker or even child had been there they wouldn't have stood a chance.

"If convicted she'll lose her license. She can be thankful it's not a death by dangerous driving charge.

"You see things like this yet some people wonder why it's so infuriating that people advertise the location of check points."

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart described the incident as "absolutely shocking".

"We could have been dealing with a death in our wee village.

"This is an extremely busy road and footpath with lots of pedestrians using it to walk to the shop or walk their dogs.

"Very scary for the home owners also. No excuse for drink driving."

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