Repeat drink-driver loses licence

DARREN John Probert has been slapped with a $700 fine and disqualified from driving for one year after pleading guilty to drink-driving on a provisional licence.

The Maryborough Magistrates Court heard the sheet metal roofer was spotted by police driving along Sussex Street on the evening of November 13 at what they suspected were high speeds.

They soon caught up with him and a breath test returned a reading on .038 per cent.

Prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk told the court Probert had a “poor history for someone of his age” and had a previous drink-driving conviction.

Probert told the court he had been drinking the night before and said he “could not believe” he still had alcohol in his system while he was driving.



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