Man should have had a Plan C, says magistrate

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An expectant father who drove home drunk after finding out his wife was in labour has been banned from getting behind the wheel for six months.

Penrith Local Court heard Nassif Hanna Accary, 29, went to the pub for a few drinks on March 16 not expecting to receive a phone call telling him to return home.

Magistrate Roger Clisdell told the father-of-three, who pleaded guilty to low-range drink driving, he should have known better.

“We all know how unpredictable birth can be,” he said.

“The ads are there. If you’re going to have a drink, have a plan B. If you have a wife who’s about to have a baby, have a plan C.”

He was convicted and fined $400.

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Alena Higgins

Alena Higgins is the Weekender’s Court Reporter

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