Drink-driving teen intercepted after hitting light pole

DROPPING a mate home is an Australian tradition.

But driving a car when you've got a BAC of 0.187% on a provisional licence is unwise.

That's what John Murry Lewis did.

The 19-year-old Pialba resident was intercepted after hitting a street pole and writing off the car on June 20 in Pialba.

The Hervey Bay Magistrates Court heard Lewis was dropping a friend home to Eli Waters after recently returning to Hervey Bay.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell said Lewis was lucky not to kill someone.

"The reading was so high... you were not able to make any common sense decision," he said.

Lewis was fined $1250 and disqualified from driving for 10 months.

Caught napping

UNFORTUNATELY for Angela Olivia Black sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car in her home in Urangan on July 3 has cost her dearly.

Police were called to a house with reports of 35-year-old Black looking sick while sleeping in the car.

Black was woken after several attempts and had a BAC of 0.188%.

She said she didn't realise sitting in the passenger seat was an offence.

Black was charged with being in charge of a vehicle while UIL.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell fined her $1000 and disqualified her from driving for five months.

0.078% reading

MICHAEL Waters, 45, was caught in Pialba on July 8 with a BAC of 0.078%.

The Hervey Bay Magistrates Court heard the Urangan resident was drinking the night before and didn't realise he'd be over.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell sentenced Waters to a four-month prison sentence suspended and disqualified him from driving for 14 months.

He has been before the court numerous times before including in July 2010 with a BAC of 0.257%.

$1000 fine

ALEXANDER Kenneth McIntyre was caught drink-driving when he turned into his driveway in Eli Waters after a drive to clear his head.

The Hervey Bay Magistrates Court heard that on June 19 McIntyre, 35, drove to a friend's house after four beers with a suspended licence.

Police intercepted his car as he returned home where he registered a BAC of 0.031% on a provisional licence.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell fined him $1000 and disqualified him from driving for three months.

Costly drinks

FOUR or five schooners for Lloyd Peter Clarke on June 27 in Urangan has proved costly

The 46-year-old Scarness resident had a BAC of 0.087%.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell fined him $400 and disqualified him from driving for two months.

Driving ban

MARYBOROUGH Police intercepted 19-year-old Meltem Tugal on July 5 in Dundathu.

The Maryborough resident had a BAC of 0.36% while holding a provisional licence.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell disqualified her from driving for three months and fined her $250.



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