A quad bike rider almost five times over the alcohol limit, who had an accident while under the influence of cannabis, has been banned from driving for five years.
Kenneth Clark, 40, of Clovelly Court Warrnambool, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to drink driving, driving under the influence of drugs and driving with alcohol and drugs in his system.
On top of the ban he was also fined $2500.
Clark admitted drinking a bottle of vodka and smoking cannabis.
He said he shouldn’t have been riding the quad bike, he was injured but suffered no permanent injuries.
Magistrate Cynthia Toose said Clark was pretty stupid and lucky and quad bikes were notoriously dangerous vehicles.
She said Clark had a high alcohol reading which no doubt led to his poor decision to ride the quad bike which could have had catastrophic consequences.
At 8.30pm on April 28 last year Clark was at a property on the Woolsthorpe-Heywood Road at Heywood.
He was riding a quad bike around a circle track in a paddock when he lost control and the quad bike rolled on top of him.
He has taken to Portland Base Hospital and a blood sample was taken which returned positive to cannabis and an alcohol reading of .226.