A man has claimed that four beers in the space of six and a half hours put him more than two times over the legal blood alcohol limit for driving.
At about 3.30am last Saturday a 37-year-old male was driving a Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 wagon bearing Queensland registration plates as it travelled south on Bangalow Road, Byron Bay.
The vehicle was stopped for a random breath test.
The breath test proved positive, so the driver was arrested and taken to Byron Bay for a breath analysis. The analysis returned a reading of 0.109grams.
Regarding the consumption of alcohol, the driver indicated he consumed four different beers of various sizes between 8pm on the Friday and 2.30am on the Saturday.
The driver will appear at Byron Bay court on the May 9. His licence was immediately suspended.