A Nowra man has successfully appealed his high-range drink driving sentence in Nowra District Court.
Alexander Hayden Staader, 23, had pleaded guilty to high range drink driving and unlicensed driving in Nowra Local Court on December 17 with Magistrate Gabriel Fleming placing him on a 18-month intensive corrections order, disqualifying him from driving for 10 months, fining him $561 and ordered he have an interlock device fitted to his car for four years.
In Nowra District Court on Monday, March 11, Staader successfully appealed the severity of his sentence and had his intensive corrections order reduced to 10-months by Judge Warwick Hunt.
However his 10-month driving disqualification and $561 fine remain.
Court papers said Staader was stopped by police driving a Holden Commodore on Shoalhaven Street in Nowra just after 7.10pm on October 28 for a random breath test.
He returned a positive test and later a breath reading of 0.154, telling he had only consumed two beers.