Illegal park led to man's drink driving conviction

GRANT Sean Smyth found out the hard way that it is not a great idea to park your car on yellow lines.

Smyth appeared before Magistrate Mark Morrow facing a charge of drink-driving.

The court heard how police officers had seen a car parked on yellow lines in Auckland St on November 26.

They located Smyth, the driver of the car in a nearby house.

He explained that he had gone to the address to inspect a potential house to rent, and that he had a few drinks the night before.

When he was breath tested he was found to have a level of 0.197.

"That's almost four times over the limit," said Mr Morrow as he convicted him and fined him $1400.

Smyth also received a 10-month licence disqualification.



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