A drink-driver who travelled on the wrong side of Wagga Road in Lavington became airborne in his vehicle after hitting a concrete median strip.
Cino Buccheri, 60, was unsteady on his feet, slurring, and had to be held up by police after being caught by officers on August 28.
The Glenroy man had been drinking Johnny Walker with a friend and left in his green Holden Commodore.
He travelled from McDonald Road and headed north on Wagga Road.
The 60-year-old drove past police as they were filling up with fuel at the Caltex petrol station.
He twice drove past police while on the wrong side of the road, before looping around and again driving past them on the correct side.
His vehicle struck a concrete traffic strip, causing the car to become airborne.
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Buccheri pulled over and was spoken to by police.
He looked seriously intoxicated and police breath-tested him before going to Culcairn for a second test, as the Albury testing machine was broken.
Police told Albury Local Court this week the 60-year-old had been "quite incapable of driving".
"In the opinion of police the accused was well affected by an intoxicating liquor," officers said.
"The accused had trouble walking and needed the support of police."
He returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.131.
Buccheri's lawyer said he was "completely aware he could have killed someone that night".
The Union Road resident had been drinking following the death of his partner days earlier.
Magistrate Richard Funston told Buccheri his matter could have ended before the coroner.
He was fined $800 and banned from driving for four months.
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