Five men handed sentences for unrelated drink driving charges

FIVE men were handed a range of sentences for unrelated drink driving charges when they appeared in Orange Local Court last week.

Jack Keegan Mallon, 22 of Mitchell Parade, was fined $1800, disqualified from driving for eight months and an interlock period of two years on a charge of high-range PCA.

Mallon was pulled over in his Mazda BT-50 just after 2.30am on December 10 on Heath Parade where he registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.171.

He told officers he consumed his first drink at 6pm the previous evening, drinking five cans of full-strength beer and three cans of pre-mixed spirits.

Samuel Jade Woods, 20, of Sir Neville Howse Place, was fined $1200 and disqualified from driving for nine months on a charge of mid-range PCA. He registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.098 when he was pulled over in Dubbo on July 31.

He was also fined $300 for not adhering to the conditions of his learner’s licence. Woods was not in court and was sentenced in his absence.

Gilbert Rangi Anderson was fined $1100 and disqualified for six months after he registered a mid-range reading for 0.108 on December 17.

Police pulled the 19-year-old Sieben Drive man over in Kite Street, opposite the Big W car park, just before 2.30am where Anderson told them he had consumed an unknown number of schooners of beer, as well as bourbon and cola. His solicitor, Mason Manwaring, noted he had showed total remorse.

Stephen Lindsay Reid registered a mid-range reading of 0.103 on December 17 after his silver Holden Astra was pulled over in Lords Place at 3.30am.

The 29-year-old March Street resident told officers he drank eight cans of beer between 4pm and 11pm the previous evening and ate a chicken schnitzel.

He was fined $1000 and disqualified for six months with an interlock period of two years.

Jacob Lee Baker represented himself in court, pleading guilty to mid-range PCA.

The 25-year-old man of Main Street Cudal was pulled over on Summer Street just before 7pm on January 26 after a member of the public reported he was drifting in and out of the lane on The Escort Way at Borenore.

He registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.093, admitting he had drunk three schooners and was using his phone when he was driving. He was fined $900 and disqualified for six months.