Death driver faces court again for drink-driving

A MAN convicted of dangerous driving causing death while intoxicated faced court on yet another drink driving charge this week.

Shane Damian Drage pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Thursday to drink driving after he registered a reading of more than twice the legal limit in July this year.

The court heard police pulled over Drage in Rockhampton and could smell alcohol on his breath.

In a roadside breath test Drage recorded a reading of 0.113.

The court was told he admitted to drinking between eight and 10 cans of rum.

Drage's previous history was also a significant concern for Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll.

In 2004 Drage was convicted for dangerous driving causing death while intoxicated.

Mr O'Driscoll addressed Drage, saying the seriousness of his driving history meant he should be aware of the consequences.

"As I said to the previous defendant, it's all about road safety," Mr O'Driscoll said.

"The concern with your history is that you know that," he said.

Drage received a $1200 fine and was disqualified from driving for seven months.



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