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Drink-driver blasted for 'stupidity' by magistrate

A MAN has been blasted in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court for his "stupidity" in being caught drink-driving after buying a car when he didn't have a licence in the first place.

Corey Dennis Anderson pleaded guilty to drink-driving, unlicensed driving and contravening a police requirement to provide identification.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Nicole Kunkel said Anderson was intercepted about 12.40am on Old Maryborough Rd in Pialba on April 12.

Anderson had told the officers he was driving the car home after recently buying it, even though he had never held a driver's licence, she said.

Anderson had admitted to drinking about five cans of rum and coke before driving and returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.123, more than double the legal limit.

"That was just stupidity, really," said Magistrate Graeme Tatnell.

On the third offence, the court heard that Anderson was supposed to attend the police station within seven days to provide identification.

Duty lawyer Daniel Olde said that Anderson had simply forgotten to do so.

Mr Tatnell fined Anderson $1250 for all three offences.

He also disqualified Anderson from holding a licence for eight months.

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