High-range drink driver and disqualified driver caught at night

Orange Court House

Orange Court House

A drink driver who was seen turning into Allenby Road at speed and a woman who was caught driving while disqualified on Molong Road were sentenced in Orange Local Court on Monday.

Nathan John Albert Orcher, 36, of Denman Street, Bourke, was stopped by police on Allenby Road on June 2 at 1am after he was seen driving at speed from Eyles Street across Bathurst Road and onto Allenby Road.

He was breath tested at the scne and after returning a positive result was cautioned, arrested and taken to Orange Police Station for a breath analysis. 

The analysis returned a high-range reading of 0.153 and he told police that he drank three to four stubbies of full-strength beer.

Magistrate David Day gave him a 12-month good behaviour bond and disqualified his driver’s licence for four months and gave him a 24-month interlock order. 

The driving disqualification took into account a driving suspension given by police at the time of the offence.

Orcher’s solicitor John Song said the reading only just entered the high range.

On Monday, Mr Day also sentenced Dara Anne Kiely, 18, of Hartas Lane for driving while disqualified.

Kiely was fined $550 and her driver’s licence was disqualified for a further six months.

Police were patrolling Molong Road at 12.28am on July 8 when they saw a Ford Falcon being driven by Kiely.

After being stopped she could not produce a driver’s licence and a police check revealed her provisional driver’s licence was disqualified at Cowra Local Court on June 6 until October 6 for driving with special range PCA.

Although Kiely told police she didn’t know about the disqualification, Mr Day said she showed a blatant disregard by not attending court.

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