A MAN who blew 0.093 after being stopped by police for a random breath test has been disqualified from driving, fined and placed on an interlock order.
Atul Rege, 51, of Mooney Valley Place, West Bathurst, appeared before Bathurst Local Court charged with driving with a mid-range PCA.
Police facts outlined how he was stopped at 4pm on August 7, 2019 while driving on Keppel Street.
The court heard police attached to Bathurst Highway Patrol were patrolling the CBD conducting mobile breath testing when Rege was pulled over.
Rege was told of the reason for the stop and the fact the interaction was being recorded via an in-car video system and body-worn camera, according to the police facts.
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He produced a NSW driver's licence as requested, was breath-tested and returned a positive result.
He was placed under arrest and taken to Bathurst Police Station, where he was entered into custody.
A short time later, he was given a breath analysis which returned a positive reading of 0.093.
When questioned about the alcohol he had been drinking before driving, he told police he had his first drink at 3.30pm and his last at 3.45pm, consuming two 375ml cans of VB full strength beer in that time, according to the police facts.
Magistrate Care Follent convicted and fined Rege $770, disqualified him from driving for three months and placed him on a 12-month interlock order.