A SECRET Harbour man was caught driving drunk in Waroona by police, only to commit the same offence an hour later, it was heard in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Jackson Nelson Faver Hiscock pleaded guilty to six offences, including disorderly behaviour in a police station, two counts of exceeding a blood alcohol limit of 0.08, having no authority to drive suspended, obstructing public officers and possessing cannabis.
The police prosecutor told the court Hiscock drove a Holden Commodore in a northerly direction on the South West Highway in Waroona at 11.40pm on Saturday, June 26.
He was stopped by police who determined he had consumed alcohol.
Hiscock was served a roadside disqualification and taken back to the station, where he blew .104.
He was let go, only to be observed by police an hour later, again driving the Commodore in a northerly direction on the South West Highway in Waroona.
Police stopped Hiscock and spoke to him in regards to the offence.
Hiscock told them, “I don’t give a f**k, I just want to get home, why are you wasting my time?”.
A police officer drove Hiscock’s car back to the police station and found a bag containing 4.64g of cannabis in the car.
Hiscock again blew .104 at Waroona Police Station.
While at the station, Hiscock behaved in a disorderly manner and began shouting at police that the cannabis was his.
“Give it back to me right now and I’ll put it in my pocket,” Hiscock said.
Police detained Hiscock to prevent physical harm being caused.
Counsel for the accused said Hiscock was a seafarer and FIFO worker who had spent the last five-and-a-half years as a navigation officer.
She asked Hiscock be granted a spent conviction as a criminal conviction could damage his career prospects.
She said Hiscock played a historic game with the Waroona Football club on the day of offending.
Hiscock then caught up with former friends after playing a two-hour football match.
“He hadn’t hydrated with water and made a poor error of judgement,” she said.
She said Hiscock’s previous drink driving offences were in 2009 and 2010, where he blew .020 and .010 respectively.
However, Magistrate Richard Huston said Hiscock’s offending was not trivial.
He said was unable to grant Hiscock a spent conviction as he could not be sure he would not offend again.
Hiscock was fined $3950 and had his licence suspended for 18 months cumulatively.