More than four times limit

A BIG night on the booze following a football match could have had dire consequences for Lewis Daniel Blair.

The 26-year-old father was pulled over for a breath test near Bundaberg on July 11 and returned a breath alcohol reading of .247.

“You’re lucky you didn’t injure or kill yourself or someone else,” Magistrate Graeme Tatnell told Blair when he faced the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court.

“You don’t know what you’re doing at that reading.”

Blair was unco-operative with police but submitted to a further breath test at the Bundaberg police station.

Defence barrister Sarah Laikind said Blair had only a vague memory of the evening but was regretful about his decision to drive.

The court heard Blair had a history of similar offences, with convictions for drink-driving in 2000, 2001 and 2004.

Blair pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and obstructing police.

He was fined $2000 and disqualified from driving for 18 months.


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