An Albany man has been convicted of driving more than four times the legal limit after an argument with his girlfriend. Joe Provost, 29, faced Albany Magistrates Court on Tuesday on the charge of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Police prosecutor Sgt Michael Russell told the court that on the evening of June 23, Provost was stopped on Bayonet Head Road in Spencer Park and breathalysed after it was observed he did not have full control of the vehicle. He blew a reading of 0.227, more than four times the legal limit. Provost said he did not have an excuse for the alcohol content, but he was driving to his mum’s because of an argument with his girlfriend. The charge is Provost’s first DUI charge. Provost said he had begun alcohol counselling at Palmerston prior to his court appearance. Magistrate Dianne Scaddan was unimpressed with Provost’s actions and warned him that another offence of the type would lead to him facing another visit to the District Court and possible imprisonment. “I would be re-thinking drink-driving and keep up your alcohol counselling,” she said. Provost was disqualified from driving for 10 months and fined $1700.