IF Christopher Patrick Muldoon thought his Irish luck would help him avoid the police as he sped down the Hume Highway, he was mistaken.
And to make matters worse, he had been drinking alcohol.
Muldoon, 21, of St Kilda, pleaded guilty in Albury Local Court yesterday to driving with the middle range prescribed concentration of alcohol.
He was fined $900 and disqualified for nine months.
The court was told another motorist had alerted police to the Irish national speeding along the highway north of Holbrook.
A highway patrol officer doing random breath testing in the town had seen Muldoon drive past and decided to follow him, Muldoon’s sedan reaching 167km/h before being pulled over.
He later gave a breath test reading of .09.
Muldoon was stopped about 6pm on December 21 and admitted to drinking stubbies of beer from about 3pm.
He had consumed five or six without any food.
His arrest had been recorded on the police vehicle video.
When the officer activated his lights to pull over, Muldoon had put on his right indicator.
The officer had to indicate to him to veer to the left side of the road.
Muldoon said he had been working until before Christmas and was now looking for a job.