A Launceston man who was pulled over by police at Newstead and blew 4.5 times over the legal blood alcohol limit has learnt his fate.
Mathew Robert Scolyer was spotted by police travelling along Hoblers Bridge Road in July and subsequently returned a test recording of 0.225. Scolyer on Tuesday appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court in front of Magistrate Jackie Hartnett.
Ms Harnett described the reading as "extraordinarily high" and said the risk to the public Scolyer had presented was considerable.
She said Scolyer's offending was particularly serious given the reading he returned.
Ms Harnett told Scolyer the seriousness of his reading could have seen him delivered a 12-month jail term.
The court heard Scolyer worked as a disability support worker and his workload had been diminished due to not being able to drive, given he was immediately disqualified from driving in July.
Ms Harnett handed Scolyer a full license disqualification of 30 months, delivered him with a $2000 fine and imposed a conviction for the offence.
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