Bunny-hop lands Buni $700 fine and three-month disqualification

A TRIP to the pub ended in a three-month disqualification for Jacob Stuart Buni after he was caught driving with low-range PCA.

Buni, 22 of Lawson Crescent, represented himself in Orange Local Court on Monday after he registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.071.

Police said he was pulled over on Summer Street at about 10pm on September 29 after his silver Holden Colorado bunny-hopped across the Anson Street intersection.

He told police he had consumed three full-strength beers since 5pm.

In court, Buni told magistrate Terry Lucas he thought a schooner was one standard drink.

“After doing the [driver education] course, I know it’s not,” he said.

Mr Lucas also fined Buni $700 and warned him he faced a year’s disqualification if he reoffended.