Man, 41, banned from the roads for a year
A St George's man who was involved in a two-vehicle collision has been fined $2,000 and banned from the roads for a year.
Appearing in Magistrates' Court this morning, Delante Hodsoll, 41, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal blood-alcohol limit in St George's on Saturday.
The court heard that Hodsoll collided with another vehicle near the junction of Slippery Hill and Kent Street shortly before 11pm on Friday.
Police officers noted that his breath smelled of intoxicants and his eyes were red.
Hodsoll, who has a previous drink-driving conviction, told the officers that he'd had a few drinks but was not drunk, and agreed to take a breathalyser test.
The lowest reading taken on Saturday morning showed that he had 229 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood — more than 2½ times the legal limit of 80mg.
Hodsoll today said he was sure that he was not intoxicated or that his ability to drive was impaired because he had stopped drinking four hours before he got behind the wheel.
Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe handed him a $2,000 fine, 12 demerit points on his licence and banned him from driving all vehicles for 12 months.
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