A MAN has lost his driver's licence after he blew more than three times the legal limit.
Portuguese national Nelson David Pereira Da Cruz was caught driving with a blood alcohol reading of .185, after he left a Horsham nightclub earlier this month
Pereira Da Cruz, who is living in Horsham temporarily, appeared in Horsham Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.
He pleaded guilty to drink-driving.
The court heard that police saw Pereira Da Cruz getting into his vehicle outside The Exchange hotel in Firebrace Street, Horsham, on April 7 at 4.55am.
Police observed Pereira Da Cruz driving north on Firebrace Street before he veered into the left-hand reversing lane and mounted a gutter.
Police activated their lights and sirens, but Pereira Da Cruz did not stop.
Police then pulled up next to Pereira Da Cruz at traffic lights and told him to stop.
He again mounted a gutter before bringing his vehicle to a stop.
Pereira Da Cruz told police at the time that he had been drinking beer and whiskey at Wilson's Nightclub.
Pereira Da Cruz told the court on Wednesday that his decision to drive that night was "not good".
Magistrate Ronald Saines said .185 was an extremely high reading.
"This is not a mistake about whether you could drive or not," he said.
"This was driving when you couldn't even walk straight, let alone drive a car."
Mr Saines convicted Pereira Da Cruz and fined him $1000.
His driver's licence was cancelled and disqualified for two years.
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