A Sanctuary Point man who admitted to drinking 10 schooners and one-and-a-half bottles of wine before being caught behind the wheel has appeared in court.
Pentti Erkki Peltola, 68, pleaded guilty to high range drink driving in Nowra Local Court before registrar Nicole Brooks on Monday, September 9.
Court papers said Peltola was driving a Toyota Starlet on Kerry Street, Sanctuary Point around 12.30am on July 28, which police witnessed running a stop sign at the intersection of Links Avenue.
Police stopped the vehicle and said Peltola smelt strongly of alcohol, his speech was so slurred he had trouble speaking and his eyes were bloodshot.
He returned a positive breath test a later a breath reading four times the limit, 0.207.
He told police he had drunk 10 schooners of beer and one-and-a-half bottles of wine at the nearby St Georges Basin Country Club from 3pm the previous day.
The matter will be back in court in October.
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