'It was a bad idea': man's regret after drinking six pack and driving

NOTHING TO LOSE: A man who didn't have a licence has had his licence suspended and been fined for drink'driving.

NOTHING TO LOSE: A man who didn't have a licence has had his licence suspended and been fined for drink'driving.

DEAN Scott Taylor will be off the road for six months after he drank six cans of beer in one and a half hours and drove 10 minutes later. 

The 23-year-old represented himself in Orange Local Court on Thursday after he was charged with mid-range drink-driving and driving without a licence. 

He told the court his girlfriend was upset with him on the night of the offence.

"It was a bad idea from the minute I stupidly decided to drive,” he said. 

He told magistrate Terry Lucas, that he needed a licence to get to and from work.

“I wish I had considered the consequences before getting in the car,” he said. 

“Words can’t begin to describe how disappointed I am with myself.”

Police pulled the Burrendong Way resident over in Rawle Avenue at 12am on Sunday, May 25 and after completing a licence check on Taylor, discovered his licence had expired in April. 

His blood-alcohol-reading was 0.121 which was more than double the legal limit. 

Taylor had completed a traffic offenders course before he arrived at court and police said he had been very co-operative. 

Mr Lucas fined him $1200 for drink-driving and another $250 for driving while his licence had expired. 

He was also disqualified from driving for six months. 

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