AN intoxicated driver, who crashed his car into a tree in the front yard of a Coffs Harbour house, was unable to return a breath sample after three attempts.
Appearing on a mid-range drink driving charge in court this week James Mapet Mith, 29, of Coffs Harbour, explained his actions following the crash on March 16 at 11.55pm.
Police proved he lost control of his vehicle while speeding in Bailey Avenue.
Officers found his car extensively damage after it had mounted a gutter and smashed into a tree.
Police told the court when Mith was breath tested he placed his tongue over the end of the tube.
After three attempts he still hadn’t offered a sample. He was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was breath analysed returning a reading of 0.125.
Found guilty of the offence he was ordered off the roads for a year and fined $1200 plus $76 in court costs.