Jail for drinking two ciders

JIMMI JO POLSON is behind bars after the suspended driver was caught driving after colliding with another car in Lismore.

Polson, 29, from Terania Creek Road, pleaded guilty in the Lismore Local Court to mid-range drink-driving (0.09 per cent) at 5pm on December 4 last year, driving when his licence was suspended, and not giving way.

Police facts before the court stated his driving caused ‘extreme danger to other drivers’ and that he had children inside his car at the time of the accident.

Polson was driving along Foleys Road when his car collided with another car at the intersection with Union Street.

Both cars required towing from the crash scene and the other driver was treated for whiplash.

“I don’t have one (a licence). I’m suspended,” Polson told officers at the scene.

A breath analysis on Polson gave a reading of 0.09 per cent, with the suspended driver telling police he drank two alcoholic ciders at 2.30pm.

Magistrate Robyn Denes sentenced Polson to seven months’ jail, with a non-parole period of four weeks.

Polson will be eligible for release on May 18.

When released he will serve the remainder of the sentence on supervised parole.

Polson must also comply with a two-year good behaviour bond.

Ms Denes also disqualified Polson from driving for two years – until April 18, 2012.



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