One-year ban after Albury driver hit 0.171

ALBURY man Jordon Michael Krautz was rather pessimistic about what would happen to him when caught for drink-driving, a court heard yesterday.

Krautz was stopped for a random breath test in Mate Street about 1.05am on December 22.

He admitted having four glasses of wine between 12.30am and 1am, but said they were large glasses.

When told he was under arrest, Krautz said: “I’m going to jail for this.”

He avoided that fate in Albury Local Court yesterday after pleading guilty to high-range drink-driving with a 0.171 reading.

Magistrate Tony Murray fined him $1400 and disqualified him for a year.

Krautz, 29, of Bartholomew Street, was on a 12-month bond at the time for assault which was imposed last August.

Mr Murray replaced that with a fresh 12-month bond yesterday.

Solicitor Mark Cronin told the court Krautz, a driver for 11 years, had shown no signs of intoxication despite the high reading.