Drink-driver disqualified after colliding with a fence

Derry Magistrates’ Court heard on Friday that a man 'convicted himself' after what he said to police following a collision with a fence.

Drink driving.
Drink driving.

Neil Lyttle (33), of Milltown Crescent, in Drumahoe admitted a series of driving offences that occurred on July 4.

The court heard that police were called to a report of a car colliding with a fence and then driving off.

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Police examined CCTV and were able to identify the vehicle involved.

They spoke to the owner who said her partner had been driving and Lyttle confirmed this.

There was a smell of alcohol and an evidential breath test revealed a reading of 46mgs.

Lyttle admitted having a few drinks the night before but said he could not recall colliding with the fence.

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Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley said that his client had pleaded at the earliest opportunity.

He said his admissions to the police had been enough to convict him.

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Lyttle was disqualified for 12 months and fined a total of £850.