Driver fined, banned

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A p-plater who crashed his car into a fence in St Marys when he was drink-driving was disqualified from driving for seven months and fined $600 by Penrith Local Court this week.

At about 2.50am on May 27 this year, the 21-year-old Jamisontown man was driving in St Marys after having consumed three alcoholic beverages.

The man turned a corner, mounted the curb and crashed into a fence on Monfarville Street.

He was breath tested at the scene, returning a positive result and taken for breath analysis.

He was found to have a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.086, in the lower end of the mid-range.

The court heard that the man had completed the traffic offenders program. The man was disqualified from driving for seven months, including the amount of time already served and was fined $640.

A man has been ordered to pay $1,650 in damages to a local licenced venue after breaking a poker machine.

The 21-year-old had been consuming alcoholic beverages at the venue on August 31.

He was playing a poker machine and when he got low winnings, he elbowed the machine, cracking the screen.

The man appeared before Penrith Local Court this week, plead guilty and was convicted. He was ordered to pay for the damages.

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