'Grave error' lands man in court for drink driving
A MAN caught drink driving after sipping three beers and two bourbons over several hours has admitted to making a "grave error of judgement".
Paul Raymond Matula told Magistrate Donna MacCallum that he thought he would have been fine to drive after enjoying a few drinks on May 15.
Matula's blood alcohol reading told a different story, however.
He blew 0.115%, putting him over the middle alcohol limit.
"I can only apologise," he said.
"I'd had three schooners and two bourbons over about six hours and I thought I would be right - all for the sake of a $20 cab fare."
Ms MacCallum noted that Matula had previous offences but that they were from more than 30 years ago.
Matula was fined $400 and ordered off the road for three months.