NATHAN Leslie Fitzgerald was "this close" to being sent to jail for a swathe of driving offences, according to magistrate Miranda Moody.
Fitzgerald, 40, appeared before Leeton Local Court on July 21 for sentencing relating to numerous traffic offences that included drink driving, driving while disqualified on numerous occasions and using an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.
Ms Moody told the court Fitzgerald had a "poor driving record" and was considering a prison sentence, but decided to give him a final chance after taking into consideration several extenuating circumstances involving his partner and family life.
Fitzgerald came to the attention of police for the above offences several different times over the course of three months on February 8, March 6 and April 5.
Fitzgerald was instead handed a 12-month supervised intensive correction order, disqualified from driving for a year and fined a collective $1200 for the offences.
He will also need to have an interlock device fitted to his vehicle when back on the road.