A man who returned a breath analysis of 0.179 after police found him asleep at the wheel of his vehicle, was fined $1650 and disqualified for six months to be followed by a 24-month interlock period.
Dylan Harkin, aged 21, of Flavelle Street, Carina, pleaded guilty to the charge 'Attempt to drive with high range PCA (Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol)' in Mudgee Local Court last Wednesday.
Just after 4am on Saturday, May 11, 2019, police in Denison Street, Mudgee, came across a vehicle parked across the entrance of a driveway with the engine running. Harkin - the only occupant - was slumped and sleeping in the driver's seat.
Officers initially knocked on the window, however he was only woken after they opened the door. He denied drinking, but tested positive to a roadside breath test and was taken to Mudgee Police Station where a high range reading was recorded.
"You told police that you had two Guinnesses, three vodkas, and KFC to eat, yet you blew 0.179," Magistrate David Day said to the defendant, upon reading the facts submitted to the court.
"Sounds like you lost count, you were asleep at the wheel - literally."