An Albury man has been warned he faced jail on driving matters including a bourbon whisky-fuelled, high-speed trip to see a girlfriend.
Carl Wayne Dickson was travelling from his then home in Jerilderie to Shepparton when he was pulled over by police at Tocumwal.
After his arrest he was taken to Finley police station, where he provided a reading almost three times the legal blood alcohol limit.
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"I'm sorry, I'm not meant to be driving," he said of his licence, which was disqualified for five years until May 23, 2024.
"I've been drinking, you might as well lock me up now, I've got court in the morning.
"I was just going to Shepparton to a girlfriend's house."
Dickson's blood alcohol reading was 0.147.
Albury Local Court has heard that the incident involving Dickson, 59, of Wyse Street, on March 17 followed another driving matter that took place in Jerilderie on December 8.
Magistrate Richard Funston has told Dickson the court needed to know "what's happening with your drinking".
"Because at this stage, you're facing a jail sentence so you need to get the best possible report you can (from NSW Community Corrections)," he said.
Mr Funston adjourned the case against Dickson to September 15 to allow for the preparation of a sentence assessment report after he pleaded guilty to driving with a mid-range prescribed concentration of alcohol and two disqualified driving charges.
In the first incident, police told the court how a woman heard the high-revving engine of a car as she walked in Argoon Avenue, Jerilderie, about 7.45pm.
A Hyundai sedan, driven by Dickson with a passenger beside him, came around the corner.
Police said the woman suspected both men were intoxicated as they swore loudly and were "swinging their hands around".
As they drove past, the passenger yelled out: "Sorry mate, couldn't see." She reported the incident to police.
In the second matter, Dickson was believed to have been speeding for most of his journey when police pulled him over, clearly intoxicated, on the Newell Highway just before 9pm.
"The actual danger was high," police told the court, "due to the accused having a mid-range prescribed concentration of alcohol reading and the speed it was suspected he was travelling at."
He downed half a bottle of 90 per cent proof bourbon.
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