Man convicted and fined for drink-driving and put off the road

A MAN caught drink-driving after he was detected speeding has been fined, disqualified from driving and put on an interlock order.

James Anthony Fry, 68, of Clear Creek Road, Peel, appeared before Bathurst Local Court charged with driving with a low-range PCA (second-plus offence) and exceeding the speed limit.

Police facts tendered to the court told how police were conducting stationary speed enforcement on Marsden Lane in Kelso at 2.25pm on Wednesday, May 23 when Fry came to their attention.

They said his vehicle seemed to be travelling in excess of the signposted speed limit, estimating it to be travelling at more than 65 kilometres an hour and less than 75 kilometres an hour.

Police checked the speed of the vehicle using their radar and it gave a reading of 69 kilometres an hour.

Police said the vehicle continued at this speed as it approached.

Police pulled Fry over and he produced a class C licence.

While speaking to the accused, police said his breath smelt like liquor. 

He was given a roadside breath test, which produced a positive result, and was arrested and taken to Bathurst Police Station for a breath analysis, where he told police he had two 375ml stubbies of full strength beer at his home between 8.30am and 2pm.

A breath analysis recorded 0.053.

For drink-driving, Fry was convicted, fined $500 and disqualified from driving for three months. He was also placed on an interlock order for 12 months.

For exceeding the speed limit, he was convicted and fined $300.