$600 fine for one long neck

A 35-year-old Cowra driver has been handed $600 in fines, disqualified from driving and given a 12 month mandatory interlock order at Cowra Local Court on Wednesday, June 7.

According to police facts Bradley Allan Keeley of Mulyan Street was stopped in Canowindra around 8.45pm on November 4, 2016 for the purpose of a random breath test (RBT). Keeley’s breath test returned a positive reading but when he was asked for his licence Keeley informed police it was at his house just down the road.

Police then took Keeley to get his license before heading to the Canowindra Police Station for a secondary breath test which returned a reading of 0.053 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath.

Keeley was also stopped on Lone Pine Avenue, Orange, around 11.45am on December 4, 2016 for an RBT and random drug test. Keeley’s RBT returned a negative reading however his oral fluid test was positive to Cannabis. Secondary test conducted at the Orange police station also returned a positive reading to Cannabis.

During sentencing, Magistrate Michael O’Brien, told Keeley, “to your credit you have taken the traffic offenders program, but don’t come back here, nobody want’s to see you back here.”

Driver disqualified 

A 20-year-old Queanbeyan man who failed to appear at Cowra Local Court has been fined $500 and disqualified from driving for two years.

According to police facts Zacery Simon Lewis of Donald Street, Queanbeyan, was stopped by police around 7.50pm on April 14, 2017 for a random breath test.

Lewis’ RBT returned a negative reading however he was unable to produce a license and Lewis’ readily admitted to police that he believed his license was suspended.

A police license check reveled Lewis had been disqualified from driving for 12 months at the Dubbo Local Court on December 14, 2016.

Lewis told police that he and his passengers were driving to Coonamble for the Easter long weekend and that had started driving from the Cowra Mobil petrol station because the licensed driver began to feel ill.