A five-time drink driver put back behind the wheel by an administrative bungle has notched up his sixth conviction, knocking down a pedestrian in the process. And a magistrate has rejected Glen Wilson’s argument that he was under the influence of cough syrup at the time of the offence. Wilson pleaded guilty at an early opportunity to drink driving and driving while disqualified, and was today jailed for three months in the ACT Magistrates Court. His sentence will be suspended after serving one month because of his early plea, but the defendant will have a good-behaviour order hanging over his head for two years. The 26-year-old struck a female pedestrian at a Ngunnawal intersection earlier this year, and waited at the scene until ambulance officers and police arrived. The woman Wilson struck was treated at the scene but later made a full recovery. There was no evidence put before the court to directly link Wilson’s intoxication with the collision, and he wasn’t charged with injuring the woman. In the aftermath of the crash he told police she ran on to the road in front of him, but later returned a reading of .089. Wilson, through his lawyer, argued he had consumed cough syrup on the night before the crash which, combined with another medication, accidentally caused the high reading. The defence tendered a box of Robitussin cough mixture, which the court heard had an alcohol content of 4.8 per cent. But after the collision Wilson allegedly told police he had been drinking Jack Daniels and coke at Mooseheads into the early hours of the morning. Magistrate David Mossop rejected Wilson’s cough syrup claim. In 2009 Special Magistrate Ken Cush disqualified Wilson from holding a driver’s licence until February next year after convicting him of another drink driving offence. But, in bizarre odd twist, the Road Transport Authority who wrote to the defendant late last year to tell him he was eligible for a licence. He presented that full c-class licence to police after he struck the pedestrian in March. Mr Mossop said while the unusual circumstances reduced Wilson’s culpability, he was presumably in court when he was suspended and should have known better. ‘‘He should have taken more care to ensure that he was entitled to apply for the licence when he did,’’ the magistrate said. Mr Wilson was disqualified from driving for two years, and ordered to pay a $200 fine plus court costs.