Drink driver drove 180km before stopped intoxicated

Drink driver drove 180km before stopped intoxicated

Bradyen Russell O'Leary had travelled more than 180km under the influence of alcohol by the time police stopped him travelling from Canberra to Wagga.

At the time the 30-year-old intoxicated The Rock man was travelling at 144km/hr on the Hume Highway in a 110km/hr zone.

'You'd driven 183km, the number of people you put in danger is incalculable," Local Court magistrate Jillian Kiely told O'Leary when he was sentenced for drink driving and exceeding the speed limit at Cowra Local Court on October 6.

Ms Kiely told O'Leary she had no option other than to send a "strong message that his behaviour is not acceptable".

"I can't emphasise how serious this is," she said before fining him $1000 and placing him on a Community Corrections Order for 12 months.

Breath tested by police O'Leary returned a positive result and was taken to Gundagai Police Station where a blood alcohol reading of 0.083 was recorded.

O'Leary told police he had consumed four pints of beer and a pre-mix drink at a Canberra hotel between 3pm and 6.30pm. It was 8.40pm when he was stopped on the Hume Highway.

O'Leary was also disqualified from driving for six months and placed on a 12 month interlock driving order.

He was fined a further $1100 for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/hr.

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