A MAN who allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.197 after being breath tested by police on the Hume Highway at Mundarlo told officers he had only had “one very small drink of whisky” three hours before getting behind the wheel.
He was so heavily impacted by the effects of alcohol that police could not understand his slurred speech when they spoke to him and he fell asleep in the back seat of the police vehicle taking him to Gundagai Police Station – just a 15-minute journey from the scene.
His wife and 12-year-old were in the car when he was pulled over by police at about 1.30am on Friday morning.
He will appear in Gundagai Local Court at a later date charged with high-range drink driving and his licence has been suspended.
Meanwhile in Cootamundra, an 18-year-old man has been charged with high-range drink driving after crashing his car on Cowcumbla Street.
He was allegedly travelling along Cowcumbla Street at 80km/h – 30km/h above the speed limit – when he lost control of his vehicle and it slid into a culvert.
He walked to his parents’ house with the vehicle’s passenger, where he was located by police a short time later who subjected him to a breath test.
The breath test returned a reading of 0.162 and the man told police he had consumed three longnecks of beer and a quarter of a bottle of Jim Beam in two hours, less than an hour before the accident.
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