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Drunk teen drove at 153kmh after fight with girlfriend

AT A time when he should not have had a drop of alcohol in his blood, Simon Patrick Knight blew 0.112% when he was caught speeding and pulled over by police on January 27.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder said the 19-year-old was on a provisional licence while travelling at 153kmh in a 100kmh zone of the Bruce Hwy.

Maryborough Magistrates Court heard Knight had been at a party earlier in the night at Childers and fought with his girlfriend before he made the decision to drive.

Magistrate John Smith said he took the fact Knight was on a P-licence and his young age into consideration when sentencing him.

"How many young blokes are dead, after a fight with their girlfriend and in response, acting stupidly?" Mr Smith asked.

Knight was fined $700 for drink-driving and disqualified from driving for eight months.

For speeding at more than 50kmh over the limit, Knight was fined $1200 and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Four times over

A MARYBOROUGH man, who tried to hide a bottle of alcohol under his shirt as he left his vehicle, was more than four times the legal alcohol limit when he drove in Richmond St, Maryborough.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder said Leslie John Humbert was intercepted as the driver of a sedan on Richmond St on January 30 at 4.20pm when he blew 0.213%.

Humbert pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Magistrate John Smith fined Humbert $1500.

He also disqualified him from driving for 18 months.

Breath refusal

A MARYBOROUGH man refused to follow police requests to provide a breath sample at the roadside three times on January 25.

When he finally followed the police direction, Kyel Francis Boddy blew 0.072%.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder said when police intercepted Boddy driving his black dual cab ute at 11.50am, he had glassy eyes and he smelt strongly of liquor.

For failing to provide a specimen of breath, Boddy was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for three months.

For drink driving, Boddy was fined $450 and disqualified from driving for four months.

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