A prominent Port Fairy businessman has lost his driver's licence for 10 months and is almost $2500 out-of-pocket after being caught drink driving.
Trevor John Bartlett, 64, of Seaview Way, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday.
Police said that at 4.50pm on June 10 Bartlett was intercepted in Port Fairy's Barclay Street.
He returned a positive preliminary breath test and then an evidentiary reading of .107 - more than double the legal limit.
Bartlett admitted to drinking a bottle of wine while watching football at home before heading to work.
His car was impounded at a cost of $1130.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann banned Bartlett from driving for 10 months from June 10, convicted him and fined him $1200 with $84.40 costs.
He warned the businessman it was critical he did not drive until he had served his period of disqualification.
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