Mid-range reading for driver claiming to respond to family SOS

A driver who returned a mid-range drink driving result of 0.124 said he was travelling to a family emergency when he was caught by police.

Donald George Somerville, 58, of Bonnor Street, Kelso, was sentenced in Orange Local Court on Monday and fined $400 and disqualified from driving for six months until April 9 next year.

He was caught at a stationary road-side breath-testing site on the Mitchell Highway at Lucknow on October 10.

He had been drinking the previous night before receiving a call to come to Orange.