Driver caught twice above the legal blood alcohol limit

A 21-year-old Young man who appeared via audio visual link from Junee jail charged with middle range drink driving offences, was placed on a two year intensive corrections order in the Local Court last week.

Jack Chad Sloane, of Kilmarnock Road, was before the court after being stopped by police twice within the space of 20 minutes on March 2 this year.

According to police, Sloane was stopped about 6.05pm on Lighting Lane and subjected to a random breath test which returned a positive reading.

A breath analysis revealed a blood alcohol reading of .125. Sloane, police said, had been stopped earlier for the same offence and informed, after returning a positive test that his licence was suspended.

When stopped the second time and informed his licence had been suspended Sloane began yelling stating he did not know he was suspended.

Police said this was contrary to a form he had signed at the police station 20 minutes earlier.

Before sentencing Sloane, magistrate Michael O'Brien asked him what he was remorseful for.

"For the lives I put at risk and what I did, the way I acted," Sloane answered.

Mr O'Brien told Sloane he was imposing a sentence which is a custodial sentence to be served by way of an intensive corrections order.

"If you breach any of the conditions you will become your own jailer, risking a significantly longer period," Mr O'Brien said.

On the charge of driving with a mid range alcohol level second offence Sloane was convicted, fined $400 and disqualified for nine months followed by an interlock period of 24 months.

On a charge of mid range drink driving, the earlier of the two offences, Sloane was fined a further $400 and disqualified for nine months with an interlock period of 24 months.

The disqualifications are to run concurrently. On the charge of driving suspended he was fined $200 and disqualified for six months, also to run concurrently.

In relation to all matters he imposed a custodial sentence to be served as a two year intensive corrections order.