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.