A motorist loaded-up on alcohol, cannabis, "ice" and cocaine as he sped through North Albury at 150km/h had acted like he had "a death wish".
"I mean, what was he thinking?" magistrate Richard Funston asked of the wild behaviour from Albury man Jordan Leigh Childs.
Defence lawyer Dane Keenes told Albury Local Court his client knew he was "stupid" and "can't explain why he drove".
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"It's a huge wake-up call from his point of view."
Mr Keenes said Childs had already paid for the $4000 damage to the car, which belonged to someone else, and "knows he's looking at a lengthy period off the road" through a licence disqualification.
But Mr Funston immediately pointed out that the 20-year-old's offending was far worse than merely concerns about his licence.
"That's the least of his worries; he's looking at a jail sentence," he said.
"This is his second mid-range offence. He's thumbed his nose at the first one."
Mr Funston was aghast at Childs' admission to police that he downed 14 cans of bourbon whiskey between 12.30pm on July 29 and the time of his arrest the next day at 9.34am.
"He was completely off his head, gets in his car and takes the risk of making everyone else collateral damage," he said.
"It's almost a lot like a death wish, seriously."
Police prosecutor Sergeant Andrew Pike said "there couldn't be a more lethal combination" of drugs and alcohol.
Childs pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving with a mid-range prescribed concentration of alcohol on a reading of 0.141, not comply with an interlock order, drive using mobile phone and not display P-plates.
Mr Funston gave Childs 12 months' jail to be served in the community by way of an intensive corrections order, fined him $2000 and disqualified him from driving for 18 months.
"You couldn't have done it worse," he said.
"And you ran the risk of killing yourself and others on the road.
"Maybe you were trying to kill yourself, I don't know."
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