Fine, bond and loss of license for mid-range drink driver

The Narooma Local Court building.
The Narooma Local Court building.

A man had his licence disqualified for six months, was fined $1000 and was placed on a good behaviour bond after facing a mid-range drink driving charge in Narooma Local Court on Thursday.

The court heard David Trenton Murray, 56, of Dignams Creek had been drinking at the Cobargo Hotel back in August and had booked in to stay a few nights. 

When asked to leave the pub area due to his behaviour, he went to his van parked outside and drove away but not before striking the hotel awning, at which point his keys were taken until police arrived and breath tested him.

Magistrate Doug Dick said the license disqualification was back dated to include the two months already served without a licence and that the two-year good behaviour bond was conditional on him continuing to attend Alcoholics Anonymous.