Drink driver argues friend ‘pulled steering wheel’ to cause crash

LOST LICENCE: A provisional driver has been fined for mid-range PCA.
LOST LICENCE: A provisional driver has been fined for mid-range PCA.

A MAN who crashed his car with a blood alcohol reading of 0.137 has told Orange Local Court his friend took the wheel.

Lloyd Steven Jobson, 37, of Lords Place, pleaded guilty to mid-range PCA after an incident in Adina Crescent on February 24.

Police said they heard a bang from Nioka Place and found the silver utility had mounted the kerb.

Officers discovered Jobson was a provisional driver and suspended his licence.

Jobson told police he had been drinking bourbon and cola long necks, and beer, but was unsure how many, during what period, or whether he had eaten.

Jobson represented himself in court, saying “the guy I was with pulled my steering wheel”.

He told magistrate David Day he did not feel drunk at the time of the accident.

“That suggests to me you drink a lot. To say you weren’t affected is a worry,” Mr Day said.

He fined Jobson $660 and disqualified him from driving for four months.