Repeat drink-driver jailed and fined $3000

A 29-YEAR-old man who crashed into a fence while drink-driving in Maryborough - and then ran from the scene - has been sentenced to six months jail.

Luke Laurence Kapernick was almost five times the limit when he lost control of his car turning into Domain St at 9pm on June 9.

The Maryborough Magistrates Court heard the car mounted the kerb and crashed through a resident's fence and into a tree.

He promptly got out of the car and absconded.

Police prosecutor Michael Quirk said when police located Kapernick a short time later, his blood alcohol reading was 0.234%.

They also found his licence was disqualified and his car was unregistered.

Kapernick pleaded guilty to all offences, including driving without due care and attention, and told the court he was on the way to a mate's place after having an argument with his girlfriend.

Magistrate John Smith pointed to his traffic history, which included up to a dozen disqualified and drink-driving convictions.

Kapernick was sentenced to six months imprisonment and more than $3000 in fines.

His licence was disqualified for seven years.

He will be eligible for parole on September 9.

No more deliveries following incident

A DELIVERY driver won't be making any deliveries - except on foot - in the near future after losing his licence for a year.

Police prosecutor Michael Quirk said Maryborough man Chris Campbell blew 0.109% when he was stopped for a breath test on Walker St at 11.30pm on July 3.

When he was taken back to the station, he refused five times to provide a second sample of breath.

Campbell pleaded guilty to drink-driving and failure to provide a specimen of breath but appealed to Magistrate John Smith that he really needed his licence to keep his job.

Mr Smith fined him $1100 and disqualified him from driving for a year.

Man fined and banned by court

A DISABILITY pensioner has been ordered off the road for six months.

Matthew Eric Harvey, 37, had a reading of 0.081% when he was stopped for a breath test on John St on the afternoon of June 17.

The Maryborough Magistrates Court heard he had a previous conviction for drink-driving in 2010.

Harvey was fined $500.

Fine of $250 and six months off the road

LINDA Ruth Beattie has lost her licence for a month after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

The Maryborough Magistrates Court heard the disability support worker blew 0.057% when she was stopped for a breath test on the Bruce Highway at 10.30am on June 14.

She told the court she had had a few drinks the night before and was disappointed with her judgment.

She was also fined $250.

P-plater pleads guilty to offence

A P-PLATER has fronted the Maryborough Magistrates Court to plead guilty to drink-driving.

Dean Mark Parry blew 0.067% when he was stopped on Ariadne St at 12.20am on June 16.

P-platers are required to have a zero blood alcohol level.

He was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for four months.



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