FIVE ARRESTED IN DRINK DRIVE CRACKDOWN

psni_checkpointFIVE people were arrested during a police crackdown on drink driving in the North West over the weekend.

Three motorists were detained for alleged drink-driving offences in the Strabane while the other two were arrested in Limavady.

A 27-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of this morning after police received reports of a car blocking the main road at Magheramason.

He has been charged to appear at Strabane Court next month.

Following a report of a suspected drunken driver at Bradley Way yesterday evening, police spotted a car at Sion Mills and stopped it a short time later.

The 22-year-old driver has been charged to appear at Omagh Court.

A 38-year-old woman was arrested and charged after police followed a car from Strabane town centre to an address off the Urney Road shortly before 3.00am on Saturday.

In Limavady, a 21-year-old man has been charged with driving with excess alcohol following a detection by police at Gorteen Crescent, Limavady, at about 3.00am on Saturday.

He has also been charged with resisting police, taking a car without authority and driving without insurance and is to appear at the local court on 23 July next.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with being drink in charge of a car and is to appear at the same court.

It follows a detection at Main Street, Ballkykelly at about 3.00am yesterday.

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