Two men who crashed their vehicles while drink-driving were convicted when they appeared in Orange Local Court on Monday.
Jordon David French, 19, of Glasson Drive, was high-range drink-driving when he crashed into the back of a car and then collided with an oncoming car on the Escort Way on January 24.
About 2pm, French was driving behind a woman east along The Escort Way and he ran up the back of her car when she stopped in the turning lane so she could give way to oncoming traffic and turn right into Ploughman's Lane.
He then lost control of his car and swerved onto the other side of the road into the path of an oncoming car.
The male driver who was driving in the opposite direction saw French's car coming towards him so attempted to swerve to avoid a collision. However, French crashed into the side of the man's vehicle.
All three vehicles had to be towed from the scene but no one was injured.
French failed a breath test, appeared to be intoxicated and smelt strongly of alcohol.
He was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station where he returned a reading of 0.212.
Magistrate David Day said French was on a P1 licence, which meant he was not allowed to have any alcohol in his system.
"That reading was an accident waiting to happen and he had one," Mr Day said.
Mr Day placed him on a 12-month community-based custodial sentence by way of an Intensive Correction Order, which could see him in full-time jail if he breaches the order.
Mr Day also sentenced him to 100 hours of community service, he disqualified French's driver's licence for six months and ordered him to have an interlock device fitted to his vehicle for 24 months.
He said French would have had a harsher sentence if anyone had been injured in the crash.
In another matter, Jacob O'Dwyer, 21, Maxwell Avenue, lost control and crashed an unregistered motorbike on a straight along Huntley Road while mid-range drink-driving on February 3.
O'Dwyer was driving at 10.20pm when he crashed near the intersection of Hiney Road.
A witness phoned the police who arrested him after he failed a breath test.
O'Dwyer returned a mid-range alcohol reading of 0.110 and said he had been drinking stubbies of beer since 4pm.
Mr Day placed him on a 12-month Community Correction Order and took a police-issued licence suspension into account when he disqualified O'Dwyer's driver's licence for two months and placed him on a 12-month interlock order.
"He should have felt intoxicated. He should have known he was breaking the law if he went for a drive," Mr Day said.
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