A Great Southern man has been fined for a drink-driving offence after he blew more than twice the legal limit during a random breath test in December. Gregory Scott Tapley, 54, appeared in Albany Magistrates Court on Thursday for exceeding 0.08g. Police prosecutor Sgt Warrick Walker told the court that Tapley was pulled over by police at about 4pm on December 15 on Nockolds Street, Walpole. Tapley returned a reading of 0.126, more than twice the legal limit, and was served a roadside disqualification. While considering the facts, Magistrate Erin O’Donnell noted that Tapley had a traffic record. Tapley said that he lived 30km outside town and that he does have a record just “not for drink-driving”. “The way you phrase it, it sounds like you’ve done it before but you hadn’t been caught,” Ms O’Donnell said. “But this time you have.” Ms O’Donnell labelled the amount “quite high” and fined Tapley $1000.