A Clandulla man who drove from Rylstone to the outskirts of Mudgee with a prescribed concentration of alcohol in the mid-range, was sentenced in local court on Wednesday.
Rhys Greentree, aged 19, of Canary Street, Clandulla, was placed on a 12-month Community Correction Order, fined $440, and disqualified for three months to be followed by a 12-month interlock period.
At about 10pm on Friday, September 6, 2019, police were parked in Louee Street, Rylstone, when Greentree drove past them heading towards Mudgee.
However, they soon lost sight of his vehicle, because of the speed he was travelling. After reports about his manner of driving along the Lue Road he was intercepted at Rocky Waterhole Road.
A breath test was positive to alcohol and he was charged with mid-range drink driving.
Noting that the defendant held a Provisional 2, thus subject to a blood-alcohol limit of zero, Magistrate David Day asked him "so don't you think 0.112 is a bit high?"
Greentree - who represented himself in court - was also asked why he was driving that evening, to which he answered "stupidity".
His honour replied, "well that's not an offence known to law, so I can't convict you on that".