A Queensland man who drove to Mudgee from Ulan with a blood alcohol reading of 0.212, was sentenced for high-range drink driving in local court on Wednesday.
Bradley Wayne White, aged 55, of Badilla Crescent, Proserpine, was fined $1,100, placed on a 12-month community corrections order with 50 hours community service, and disqualified for four months followed by a 12-month interlock period.
At about 1.10pm on Monday, June 10, 2019, witnesses reported White's vehicle to police after it was seen swerving back-and-forth in its lane on the Ulan Road at Bombira.
He was stopped in Putta Bucca Road and he admitted to officers he'd been drinking at the Ulan pub after work.
They noted that White was unsteady on his feet, slurring his words, and had difficulty exiting his car and getting into the police vehicle.
His solicitor, Richard Wise, told the court that his client conceded his culpability - given the reading, the distance he travelled, and the manner of his driving.
Magistrate David Day said that he imposed the $1,100 fine, because there's not an overabundance of community service work available.
However, he added, "I can think of one of my colleagues who would've jailed you for this offence".