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Drink driving motorcyclist banned and fined

A motorbike rider was banned from the roads for 18 months and fined $1,500 after he pleaded guilty to drink driving.

Magistrates’ Court heard that police followed Adam Fenos’s motorbike along South Road, in Devonshire, after they saw him riding too fast.

They signalled for him to pull over and Fenos, 25, almost fell off the machine.

Fenos admitted when questioned that he had had “a few wines” and he was arrested for drink driving.

He was taken to Hamilton Police Station for a breath test.

The test found that Fenos, from Devonshire, had 113 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg/100ml.

The incident happened on November 21 last year.

Fenos pleaded not guilty to the offence when he appeared in court on January 18, but changed his plea when he appeared in court last week.

Richard Horseman, for the defence, denied that his client was seen to fall over.

He added that Fenos had no previous convictions and that the incident was out of character.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin ordered Fenos to pay the fine by Friday.

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