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Drunk woman drove to local police station to hand herself in

A woman who was three times the limit drove to a police station to hand herself in saying she needed help for her alcohol issues.

Rose McLoughlin (54), of Britannia Crescent in Larne, pulled up outside the town's PSNI station at 6am on December 9 last year.

Yesterday at Ballymena Magistrates Court, the defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of driving with excess alcohol in breath.

A prosecutor said an "extremely upset" McLoughlin arrived at the front gates of Larne Police Station and admitted she had problems with alcohol. Defence solicitor Neal McAllister said the defendant was going through an "emotional crisis" at the time.

Deputy District Judge Laura Ievers said she would normally impose a 16-month driving ban but given the defendant's "responsible attitude" on the date in question she was making it a one-year ban.

A fine of £150 was also imposed.

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