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Drink drive suspect charged after being caught 'almost five times over the limit'

An alleged drink driver has been charged after a roadside breath test found her to be "almost five times the limit", police have said.

The female motorist was stopped and breathalysed during the early hours of Monday morning in the Craigavon area.

An officer, posting on the PSNI's Craigavon Facebook page, said the driver was found to have 168 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, thought to be the highest reading ever in the area.

The legal limit is 35.

The officer said: "Pretty sure that's the highest roadside breath test result I've heard of in this district.

"In the early hours of this morning, an alert member of the public picked up the phone to ourselves to report a suspected drink driver, and in doing so potentially saved a life.

"A short time later, D [an officer] stopped a female driver who gave that reading on the preliminary breath test.

"That's almost five times the legal limit. The consequences, had we not had that phone call, don't bear thinking about.

"Well done that caller. This is just the latest in several over the weekend. Some detected by our crews, some phoned in by you.

"Suffice to say, she's now been charged to court.

"It is never worth it. If you see it, report it."

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