A Trangie man who was evading police at 213km/h and crashed into a paddock was driving drunk more than five times the legal limit.
Lee Charles Jenkins, 31, is lucky to be alive after he crashed a Holden commodore in a paddock near the Mitchell Highway at Narromine on November 30 last year.
According to court documents Jenkins had been drinking at the Narromine Hotel and a friend's house, over four hours, in the lead up to the offence.
About 10.30pm police were patrolling in Narromine when they spotted Jenkins heading toward the intersection of Terangion and Manildra Street and indicating early, before he was seen taking a corner wide and driving over a cement medium stop.
When police activated their sirens, Jenkins sped off at 150km/h in a signposted 110km/h zone along the Mitchell Highway. Police lost sight of him.
According to court documents, Jenkins reached a speed of 213km/h before he began swerving onto the wrong side of the road.
Jenkins lost control of the car and ended up travelling though a vacant paddock crashing into trees and wire fences. The car landed on it's side about 30 metres in Webb's Siding Reserve with excessive damage.
Police said after they lost sight of Jenkins they continued travelling along the highway in search of the vehicle and saw dust in the paddock.
Jenkins was found unconscious next to the vehicle. Police rendered first aid before he was airlifted by Toll helicopter to to Royal North Shore hospital in Sydney.
While on the way to hospital Jenkins required a blood transfusion due to the internal bleeding and the multiple injuries he sustained.
Analysis of his blood alcohol limit returned a reading of 0.274 - more than five times the legal limit.
In February this year Jenkins was released from hospital and attended Dubbo Police Station where he handed himself in.
Jenkins told officers he had "no recollection" of the police pursuit or the circumstances which resulted in him crashing the vehicle.
In Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday, Jenkins pleaded guilty to causing a police pursuit, high-range drink-driving and driving recklessly or furiously in a dangerous manner.
Defence lawyer Simon Colyer said due to the seriousness of the offending there would be no other alternative than a term of imprisonment.
Magistrate Gary Wilson ordered a sentencing assessment report and adjourned the matter to June 16.