Disoriented shiftworker cops drink driving fine
A SHIFTWORKER was so disorientated after the World's Greatest Pub Fest that he got into his car and started driving to work - even though he wasn't due to start for several hours.
The Maryborough Magistrates Court heard 55-year-old Terry Clark blew 0.174% when he was stopped for a breath test on Cambridge St, Granville at 4.45pm on June 9.
Defence lawyer Judy Millward told the court he had returned home from the pub fest earlier in the day and had just woken up from a nap.
"He woke up and thought he had to go to work," she said.
"He is mortified."
Clark pleaded guilty to drink-driving and was fined $1200. His licence was disqualified for a year.
Grog still in system
A P-PLATER was on his way home from a funeral when he was caught drink-driving on the morning June 1, the Maryborough Magistrates Court has heard.
Travis Fredrick Blake blew 0.075% on the Dawson Hwy at Gladstone.
Defence lawyer Sarah Laikind the 19-year-old Maryborough man had been to a family member's funeral the day before and was on his way home.
Blake pleaded guilty to drink-driving and was fined $400. His licence was disqualified for six months.
AN AGED pensioner has been slapped with $750 in fines for drink-driving and driving without a licence.
Noel Joseph Bowman had a blood-alcohol content of 0.082% when he was breath tested on Mungar Rd, Antigua on June 30.
He did not hold a licence at the time.
Bowman pleaded guilty to both charges and was fined $400 for drink-driving and $350 for driving without a licence.
He was disqualified from driving for six months.
A FEW drinks with his cousin has turned into a costly experience for Kenneth John Pershouse.
The spraypainter has been fined $300 and lost his licence for two months after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
The Maryborough Magistrates Court heard Pershouse stayed with his cousin - and enjoyed a few drinks - in Maryborough while passing through the region for work on June 28.
The next morning he was stopped on the Bruce Hwy for speeding and was found to have a reading of 0.062%.
Licence lost for six months
MICHAEL James Kopp has lost his licence for six months after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
The Maryborough Magistrates Court heard the disability pensioner had a blood- alcohol content of 0.094% when he was stopped at 5pm on June 20.
He was fined $600.