Honesty the best policy for drink driver

TRENT Francis Glanville is one of the more honest drink-drivers to come before the Orange Local Court, according to magistrate Terry Lucas. 

When police pulled over Glanville’s car for a random breath test at 2.15am on Saturday, October 19, 2013, he knew he was caught.

“Let’s go you’ve got me”,” he told police.

In court on Friday, Mr Lucas told the 27-year-old of Avondale Drive he appreciated his honesty when police asked how much he had had to Trdrink.

He recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.143 and he told police he did not know how many beers he had drunk.

Mr Lucas said he did not think anyone truly knew how much they had consumed once they drank two or three alcoholic drinks. 

“Like I always say, why don’t you just put up a flag?” Mr Lucas told him.

“A flag that says to police ‘pick me, pick me’.”

Glanville’s solicitor Rebecca McIlveen said the heavy vehicle mechanic had been punished by his boss, who chose to keep Glanville on, but made him take a pay cut and put him on restricted duties.

“He’s someone whose employer will attest to be a competent and diligent worker,” she said. 

Mr Lucas fined Glanville $1500 and disqualified him from driving for six months.

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