Mid-range drink driver had a clean record before he was arrested

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Fines and driving disqualifications were given to people in Orange Local Court on Monday for drink driving. FILE PHOTO
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Fines and driving disqualifications were given to people in Orange Local Court on Monday for drink driving. FILE PHOTO

A man who was caught drink driving on September 10 was sentenced in Orange Local Court on Monday.

John William Kay, 19, of Matilda Avenue at Clifton Grove, had been driving a Holden Commodore at 2.40am when police saw him turn right onto Molong Road without indicating. 

The police stopped him for the breath test and Kay, who was a provisional driver, returned a positive reading.

He was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station for a breath analysis, which recorded a reading of 0.081.

According to police facts, Kay consumed four or five pre-mixed vodka drinks in three hours.

He was represented by solicitor Paul Longhurst and was fined $750 and his licence was disqualified for six months.

“He’s got no record, he will learn from this,” he said.