A 17 year old male was arrested for drink-driving just 12 hours after passing his practical test.
Mr McKinstry was stopped after the vehicle he was driving was caught swerving into the middle of the road and nearly colliding with a parked car.
Once being stopped by police it also became evident that the car was not his but his mothers and he was not insured to drive it.
After being taken to the police station and breathalysed he was found to be nearly three times over the legal alcohol limit.
The courts gave him a driving ban for 18 months and fined him £450.
Emily Smith of Britannia Driving School said: “Mr McKinstry’s defence solicitor said that he was sorry and realised his actions were wrong. However, we all have a duty of care to ourselves and others to think before we act. Driving a vehicle whilst under the influence of drink or drugs can have dire consequences.”
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