A 23-year-old Warren man has said he made a "very stupid mistake" after pleading guilty to drink driving while being legally blind.
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Brodie James Robb, of Dubbo Street, Warren drove to the BP Service Station in Nyngan when he was stopped by police for a random breath test on November 29 about 10.30pm.
According to police he had one male passenger and a dog tied to the back of the vehicle.
Police facts state they observed two open beer bottles in the centre console of the vehicle, and when they asked Mr Robb for a licence he stated "that's going to be a problem, I don't have one".
Mr Robb was cautioned by police and revealed he had consumed three long-neck bottles of Great Northern between 4pm and 10pm and had not had a significant meal and was driving to the service station to get food.
Police conducted a breath analysis test, which returned a reading of 0.117.
Mr Robb plead guilty to drink driving, and driving without a licence at Nyngan Local Court on February 24.
Court documents revealed Mr Robb has a visual impairment which prevents him from obtaining a licence, and for which he receives a disability pension.
Mr Robb's defence stated they didn't have a "satisfactory excuse" as to why he was on the road, but said he was "remorseful" for his actions.
"He comes before the court accepting that he has done wrong, that he should not be driving and knows because of his health condition that it was a very stupid mistake," the defence stated.
Magistrate Gary Wilson highlighted the risk Mr Robb put on himself and other road users, especially at night time when his vision is reduced.
He warned Mr Robb, continued behaviour like this he would face imprisonment.
"You are not to get yourself on a public roadway behind the steering wheel of a motor vehicle again."
Mr Robb was sentenced with a fine of $800 and was disqualified for 12 months.
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