A 33-year-old Albany man has lost his licence once again and copped $2500 in fines after blowing nearly four times the legal alcohol limit while on an extraordinary licence. Stefan Tony Barbarich was granted his E-plates after losing his licence on the condition that he only drive to and from work. The retail manager was also forbidden from driving with any alcohol in his system. However, Barbarich was sprung by police while drink-driving close to his McKail home in the early hours of June 22, the Albany Magistrate’s Court was told last Thursday. Prosecuting Sgt Alan Dean told the court Barbarich pulled into his driveway after police activated their lights on McGonnell Road about 12.45am. Barbarich blew 0.18 and told police at the time he had been drinking at a friend’s house, Sgt Dean said. During Thursday’s hearing, he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and contrary to his extraordinary licence conditions. His defence counsel Philip Wyatt told the court his client had described getting behind the wheel as an “act of complete stupidity”. Barbarich also acknowledged he had an issue with alcohol, Mr Wyatt said. Magistrate Raelene Johnston was quick to dismiss Mr Wyatt’s suggestion that Barbarich had “let his guard down” by driving drunk. “He didn’t let his guard down,” Ms Johnston said. “He was well above the limit.” Ms Johnston told Barbarich he had abused the privilege of being placed on E-plates and committed an “extremely selfish” act. She handed down a 30-month licence disqualification and warned him he could face jail time if he returned to court for driving offences.