A second-year apprentice has been warned he could face jail if he drives while disqualified.
The 17-year-old Kooringal resident pleaded guilty in a Wagga court on Tuesday after being found with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.129.
Magistrate Christopher Halburd fined the youth $450 and disqualified him from driving for six months.
According to a statement of facts, police pulled the Provisionally Licenced youth over at 1am on June 23 for a random breath test while he was driving on Hunter Street in Mount Austin.
He had a ”smell of intoxicating liquor”, glazed and bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech.
The youth said he now had to rely on his parents to drive him and not having a licence would affect his job.
“I can tell from your demeanour that you are remorseful,” Mr Halburd said.