Two short of a century sees cricketer end up in court

TROY Henry Beckton was stopped by Maryborough police on March 2 in Bazaar St about 3.15am for a random breath test.

He told police he had been drinking and blew 0.126% in the roadside test.

The 22-year-old security worker said he'd been playing cricket that day and needed a few beers after scoring 98 runs, falling just two short of a century.

He pleaded guilty in the Maryborough Magistrates Court to drink driving.

His lawyer Travis George said his client had no traffic history at all.

The matter was totally out of character, he said.

Magistrate Graham Hillan wondered what the reading would have been if Beckton had reached three figures.

He fined the Maryborough man $650 and disqualified him from driving for three months.

Too drunk to think

A MARYBOROUGH woman was breathalysed after being in a two-vehicle crash on March 13 in Ferry St, Maryborough about 5.15pm.

Vivien Leigh Daly, who blew 0.152%, told the court she regretted drink driving and was very sorry.

"I must have been so drunk I got in the car and didn't have my wits about me," she said.

The 38-year-old was fined $1000 and disqualified from driving for 10 months.

A miscalculation

TINANA man Jethro Micah Hess was caught drink driving in Union St, Maryborough, by police.

He recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.127% on March 31 about 12.35am.

The 20-year-old boilermaker said he was remorseful for his actions and thought he was under the limit when he had driven.

He was fined $650 and disqualified from driving for three months.

Depression issue

TIINA Marjatta Hurma pleaded guilty to driving under the influence on March 17 in Maryborough.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder said police saw the woman driving out of the Carriers Arms Hotel and stopped her on the corner of Rocky and Ellena Sts.

The Aldershot woman told police she'd consumed a bottle of wine and undertook a breath test where she blew 0.275%.

The court heard the 54-year-old woman was dealing with depression and had taken steps at rehabilitation.

Magistrate Graham Hillan fined the woman, who had previous drink driving convictions, $2000 and disqualified her from driving for 20 months.



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