A drunk driver with a prior drinking-and-driving conviction was jailed for 30 days in Sarnia court.

A 34 male driver, who lived in Huron County at the time of the Nov. 15, 2013 offence, was convicted of driving while his blood-alcohol level exceeded the legal limit following a trial Thursday.

Court was told that on Nov. 15 at 10:30 p.m., a speeding vehicle was stopped on Highway 21 in Lambton Shores by an OPP officer. The driver, smelled of alcohol and admitted having a beer earlier in Sarnia.

He failed a roadside breath test, court was told. The roadside device is calibrated to register a fail when blood-alcohol levels are one-and-a-quarter times the legal limit.

Subsequent breath samples showed that blood-alcohol level was more than one-and-a-half times the legal limit.

He was convicted in 2009 of driving while his blood-alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.

A second conviction brings a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days, which was imposed on the convicted driver.

A driving ban was also imposed.

Obtained from the Observer.ca