A MAN who moved to Australia for a better life has been brought before Dubbo Local Court on a charge of mid-range drink-driving.
Nanjing Night Net

Joshua Dudzai of Dubbo was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.113 when he was stopped by police at Wongarbon on January 5.

The 45-year-old pleaded guilty when he faced Magistrate Andrew Eckhold.

“He has displayed remorse for his actions and has learnt a lot by completing a traffic offender education program,” the solicitor representing Dudzai said.

“He came to Australia from Zimbabwe in August 2010 to give his family a better life.

“He was a primary teacher for 18 years but would need to retrain to work in education in Australia.

“He has been working hard as a taxi and truck driver to support his family.

He is now engaged in a traineeship with a transport company.

“He is paying full fees for a son studying at Charles Sturt University. He has a mortgage, car repayments and taxation debt.”

Magistrate Eckhold said Dudzai drove an hour after finishing a number of long neck beers.

“You chose to take that gamble,” the magistrate said.

“You are risking a lot by drink-driving. You could have killed someone or rendered yourself a quadriplegic or paraplegic.”

Dudzai was placed on a two-year good behaviour bond.

No conviction was recorded. A driving disqualification period was not imposed.

Magistrate Eckhold told Dudzai to stay out of trouble.

“If you breach the bond you will be brought back to court to be re-sentenced,” he said.

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