Drink-driving mum who gave false name to police is jailed

A MARYBOROUGH mum has been jailed after driving while drunk and disqualified, and giving police a fake name.

Maryborough Magistrates Court heard that on May 24, Jodi Lee Rowell was stopped by police for a random breath test in Kent St, Maryborough.

She blew 0.087%, and provided police with a fake name.

Upon returning to the police station she admitted lying about her identity and it was found she was serving a three-year suspended sentence from 2010.

The 32-year-old's lawyer said the woman was only driving because she was worried over the whereabouts of one of her children.

The court heard Rowell had a supportive family, was seeing a psychologist regularly and seeking support to stop future drinking.

Magistrate John Smith sentenced Rowell to nine months jail and banned her from driving for four years.

She was also fined $800 for drink-driving and had her licence disqualified for a further eight months.

Rowell will be eligible for parole in December.


A SELF-employed carpenter has been caught speeding and drink-driving in Mayne St, Tiaro.

On August 18, Raymond Bruce Crawford was nabbed by police about 6pm on his way home to Bauple.

Crawford, of Mahogany Dr, was clocked doing 65kmh with a blood alcohol reading of 0.081%.

He pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court and was fined $250 for speeding, $550 for drink-driving and disqualified for six months.

Reading of .145%

WONDUNNA man Brendan James Rafter has been disqualified from driving for eight months and fined $800 for drink-driving.

He blew 0.145% in a random breath test in August.

The civil construction worker, of Wellington Cres, said he was "very sorry" for his actions and regretted them deeply.

RBT catches driver

RICHARD Tyson Dixon has fronted the Maryborough Magistrates Court to plead guilty to drink-driving.

He was stopped for a random breath test on August 10 in Tinana and gave a reading of 0.065%.

Dixon, from Lowry St, Peregian Beach, was fined $250 and disqualified from driving for two months.

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