A St Georges Basin man who drank for almost 12 hours and later returned a high range drink-drive reading more than four times the limit has pleaded guilty to high range drink driving.
Court papers said James Crilly, 66, was caught by police in Hawke Street, Huskisson around 12.15am on July 21.
He was stopped for a random breath test which returned a positive result and was taken to the new Bay and Basin Police Station and returned a breath reading four times the legal limit of 0.222.
He told police he had started drinking around midday and had had his last drink at 11.40pm and had not had any food during that time.
Court papers showed Crilly had a lengthy traffic history, having previously been charged three times with mid-range drink driving dating back to 1985 as well as numerous speeding fines and other traffic offences.
He will return to court in October for sentencing.
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