A driver caught behind the wheel with a blood alcohol reading four times the legal limit has been convicted, fined and placed on an Interlock order.
Ross Patrick Simpson, 46, of Rocket Street in Bathurst, appeared before magistrate Cate Follent in person and unrepresented in the Bathurst local Court on June 3.
He was charged with driving with a high range PCA.
Police facts tendered to the court following Simpson's arrest told how at 2.28pm on April 24 this year he was stopped by highway patrol officers in South Bathurst and later recorded with a blood alcohol reading of 0.200.
Police facts outlined how Simpson was seen driving his Holden Commodore sedan along Havannah Street, Bathurst.
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Police attached to Chifley Highway Patrol stopped the accused for a a random breath test and when asked if he had consumed any alcohol that day he told officers he had "finished one just 20 minutes ago".
He underwent a breath test which returned a positive roadside result and he was arrested by police and taken back to the Bathurst police station for the purpose of a breath analysis.
While in custody at the Bathurst police station, Simpson told police he had consumed four beers between 11am and 1.30pm and he had also eaten some lunch during this time.
Simpson submitted to a breath analysis which recorded a reading of 0.200, four times the legal limit.
The court heard officers involved in his arrest formed the opinion the accused "was slightly affected by alcohol".
He was placed on an 18-month Community Corrections Order, disqualified from driving for six months and placed on an Interlock order for two years.
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