Disqualified from driving after two long necks of rum and cola

A 20-year-old Cowra man who returned a positive detection to alcohol at a roadside breath test is off the road for three months.

Ty Allan-Richard Millgate-Ashe was convicted of driving with special range PCA in Cowra Local Court on Wednesday, stemming from an offence on Redfern Street on September 9.

According to police facts, Millgate-Ashe came to the attention of police about 4.55pm when he was parked outside a hotel on Redfern Street.

Police noticed a passenger wasn’t wearing a seat belt and subsequently spoke to Millgate-Ashe who was behind the wheel. 

He was subject to a breath test which returned a positive result, then, at Cowra Police Station, a reading of .038 was registered. 

He told police he had consumed two long necks of rum and cola between 3pm and 4.45pm, and told Cowra Local Court “I thought I had waited long enough”. 

As part of the conviction, Millgate-Ashe was fined $300. 

“Hopefully we don’t see you back for this, or any other offence,” Magsitrate Michael O’Brien said.