Labor Opposition Leader Luke Foley
Labor Opposition Leader Luke Foley

NSW Opposition Leader admits drink driving past

JUST 10 days after he became Labor Opposition Leader in New South Wales, Luke Foley has admitted he has been caught drink driving on two occasions.

He did not tell Labor MPs about his drink-driving convictions before this month's leadership ballot.

Mr Foley fronted Sydney media on Thursday after News Ltd revealed he was caught drink-driving in 2007 when he was Labor's left assistant secretary.

He said that offence was just before the 2007 state election when he was travelling home from a Labor Party fundraiser and blew 0.085 on Parramatta Rd.

His licence was subsequently suspended for nine months.

Mr Foley also revealed details of another drink driving conviction in 1993 after he was busted in Goulburn when he "blew about 0.07" after leaving a party to stay at a hotel in the town.

He told media that he wanted to come clean in the hope of avoiding the appearance of having skeletons in his closet in the lead-up to the March 28 State Election.