More drink drivers are caught out

A DRINK driver who had to be assisted from his vehicle after crashing into a light pole has had his day in court.

Janus Michael Alonso Hackett, 29, of Darkwood Road, has been disqualified from driving for 12 months and placed on a two-year good-behaviour bond.

The Coffs Harbour Local Court heard that Hackett was driving a Mercedes Benz van when he overtook a woman driver at about 10.55pm on February 3.

He lost control of the vehicle on the Hogbin Drive, Aviation Drive roundabout and slammed into a light pole.

The same woman driver stopped and pulled him from the vehicle and sat him on the ground until emergency services arrived.

Police officers found Hackett had trouble walking and his speech was slurred. He was breath tested returning a mid-range blood alcohol reading of 0.135.

He pleaded guilty to drink driving and was fined $500 and ordered to pay $76 in court costs.



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