AN erratic Warrnambool driver who claimed to have drunk alcohol only after fleeing a Mortlake Road crash scene has been jailed.
David Kamahl Bain, 45, previously of Ryan Court, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to failing to give his name and address after an accident, drink-driving, careless driving, exceeding 60km/h and two counts of driving while disqualified.
He was convicted and sentenced to two weeks in jail. He was also banned from getting a driver’s licence for a further 18 months.
Police said Bain was driving east on Donovans Road on October 28 last year when he lost control and crashed into a fence near the intersection with Mortlake Road.
Bain had a brief conversation with the property owner and said “I’ll be back”, but did not return. When he handed himself into police a short time later he recorded a blood- alcohol reading of .064.
Bain told police he had consumed two shots of whiskey, a stubbie of beer and a glass of white wine after the accident.