Jail for Granville driver

A GRANVILLE man with “a long history of breaking road rules” has been sentenced to serve six months of a 15-month prison sentence for driving while disqualified by a court order.

Darren Neil Edwards was also sentenced to another six-month term of imprisonment, to be suspended for five years for driving with a blood alcohol concentration of nearly four times the legal limit.

Edwards, 46, was breathalysed by police at Goomboorian on March 27 when officers came across him sitting in his car after it ran off Tin Can Bay Rd in the early hours of the morning.

He blew a BAC reading of .195% and was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and with driving without a licence, disqualified by a court order.

Edwards pleaded guilty in Gympie Magistrates Court to the charges, which he said came about because of his stupidity. The court heard he had a history of disqualified and drink driving, “showing blatant disregard” for the law.

He was disqualified from driving for a total of five years for both offences and will be eligible for prison parole on December 6.



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