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A Lismore man who was allegedly caught high range drink driving in a stolen car while he was disqualified from driving is pleading guilty to the charges.

Dane Lewis Lickiss appeared in Lismore Local Court on Monday and was represented by solicitor Tom Trembath.

The 32 year-old of South Lismore faced charges of high range PCA, driving while disqualified, take and drive conveyance, possessing a prohibited drug and failing to appear at court.

On October 8, 2016, it is alleged Mr Lickiss stole a NSW registered Toyota Landcruiser from a Kyogle address between 8pm and 9.30pm.

Less than an hour later, Mr Lickiss was pulled over on MacDougall St at Kyogle and he registered a high-range roadside breath test reading.

He was arrested and taken to Kyogle police station where he recorded a high-range blood alcohol reading of .167.

Further investigations by police discovered Mr Lickiss was suspended from driving, he was driving a stolen vehicle and he was carrying a small amount of cannabis.

Mr Lickiss was charged with four offences and granted strict conditional bail.

When he failed to appear at Lismore Local Court on January 23, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police caught up with Mr Lickiss on Sunday and he was arrested and refused bail at Lismore police station.

On Monday, Magistrate David Heilpern ordered a presentence report on Mr Lickiss.

He adjourned his matters until June for sentence.

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