A man’s drinking session the night before getting behind the wheel of his car has come back to haunt him, and serves as a warning to others.
The man was convicted by Penrith Local Court yesterday after he was found by police to be driving with a mid range PCA.
The offender had consumed around 10 beers the night prior to the incident whilst he watched the football, followed by one beer at around 9am on the morning of the incident.
He was pulled over by police and returned a reading of 0.089.
The reading was on the low range of the scale however the court took into account that he had a previous high range drink driving offence on his record and fined him $600 with $83 court costs.
He was disqualified from driving for 12 months and was also placed on a good behaviour bond for 12 months.
Meanwhile, a 21-year-old man appeared before Penrith Local Court this week after he entered a property, with a group of others, without permission or a lawful excuse to be there.
The man had travelled to Yass for a touch football competition and after consuming a number of alcoholic beverages, the group entered a property without permission, climbing over a barbed wire fence and began swimming in a pool on the premises.
Police and a number of council workers were called to the property by a member of the public.
The man appeared before the courts and was fined $300 with $83 court costs.