A CASINO woman was completely naked and told police she’d had 10 schooners of beer, two cans of beer and a whole bottle of wine when she was pulled over while driving along Johnston St in Casino earlier this year.
Just after midnight on February 20, police patrolling the Casino CBD noticed a Holden Commodore sedan driving extremely slowly, without its headlights on.
Cynthia Fay Dickson was stopped by police when she turned into Walker St.
When an officer approached Dickson’s Commodore, he noticed she was completely naked and affected by alcohol, police facts stated.
“The accused did not have one stitch of clothing on or any footwear, her speech was slurred and difficult to understand, her eyes were glassy/bloodshot and the vehicle reeked of alcohol,” police facts tendered yesterday before Casino Local Court stated.
Dickson then underwent a roadside breath test, which returned a positive high-range reading.
She was arrested and given a blanket to cover herself, while she was taken to Casino police station for a second breath test.
In an interview with police, Dickson said she had 10 schooners of XXXX beer at a Casino pub, before going home and having two cans of XXXX beer and a full bottle of wine.
Officers were told this occurred between 5.30pm and 11.25pm the evening before, and she hadn’t eaten during that time.
Despite being clearly affected by alcohol, police facts said Dickson was open about why she was naked: “When questioned about her naked state, the accused was rather calm and collected, indicating to police she simply decided to go for a drive to Lismore.”
At Casino police station, Dickson registered a mid-range blood alcohol reading of 0.135.
When she was told about the result of the breath test Dickson had more words with police.
“That’s bad, I am fu**ed,” police facts stated.
“Who cares, you just learn not to do it again.”
When Dickson appeared before Magistrate David Heilpern at Casino Local Court yesterday, she pleaded guilty to mid-range drink driving.
She told the court she had completed the Traffic Offenders Program, which was an “eye opener” for her into what could have been a tragedy the night she was arrested.