Darbys Falls man told police 'I’m over' after early morning drink

He was arrested and conveyed to Cowra Police Station where he blew .118 in a secondary test.
He was arrested and conveyed to Cowra Police Station where he blew .118 in a secondary test.

A man’s decision to get behind the wheel after consuming three stubbies of full strength beer during an early morning drink has landed him a nine month driving disqualification and an 18 month good behaviour bond.

Mark Bryon Edwards, 60, of Darby Falls pleaded guilty to a charge of mid-range drink driving while representing himself at Cowra Local Court on Wednesday, October 4.

Edwards told police “I’m over” when he was stopped at a stationary roadside breath test site on Redfern Street about 9.45am on August 25, according to facts tendered at court.

After failing the first test he was arrested and conveyed to Cowra Police Station where he blew .118 in a secondary test.

Edwards told police he had drank three stubbies between 8am and 9am that morning. 

At court he said “there’s no excuse for stupidity,” when Magistrate Michael Crompton asked him if he had anything to say about the matter.

During the sentencing, Magistrate Crompton noted a significant time between offences on Edwards’ record.