A 28-year-old man caught drink driving was told he made police officers’ job much easier by driving around in the early hours of the morning, when he was sentenced in Mudgee Local Court.
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Mark Edward William Seis of Nicholson Street, Mudgee, was fined $900 and disqualified for one month to be followed by a 24-month interlock period for low-range drink driving.
Seis was stopped by police in order to conduct a random breath test in Douro Street, Mudgee, at about 3.30am on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
The roadside breath test was positive for alcohol and he was taken to Mudgee Police Station where a breath analysis of 0.079 was recorded.
He told police he’d drunk eight beers and one pre-mixed drink at a pub in Gulgong, the last being around midnight.
Magistrate Terry Lucas told the defendant that he’d made himself a target for the officers.
“You may as well take out an ad in the Mudgee Guardian telling police ‘I’ll be driving at three in the morning in Douro Street with alcohol on board,” he said.
And added, “for someone who depends on their licence [for work] you’ve treated it with disdain”.
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