Lecturer tested at .175: police



A LECTURER who was caught while driving with three and a half times the legal limit at a morning random breath test on the Pacific Highway was put on an 18-month good behaviour bond when he appeared in Grafton Local Court last week.

Andrew Ross Percy, 43, of Armidale, had been driving south to Sydney with his two sons at 9.07am when he was pulled over for the roadside breath test.

When tested positive he told police he had consumed 12 glasses of wine between 5pm and 11pm the previous evening and had taken a mixture of pharmaceutical drugs to address chronic back pain.

Further tests at Grafton Police Station revealed Percy's blood alcohol content to be 0.175.

Percy was said to have been shocked by the results.

Magistrate Bone fined Percy $900, disqualified his licence for two years, placed him on the bond and ordered him to attend a drink driving rehabilitation course.



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