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Highest reading 0.174 as drink-drivers face court

TWELVE people appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court last week charged with drink-driving offences.

The 11 men and one woman escaped jail time, but the minimum penalty was still a steep $300 and one-month disqualification.

Stephen John Bradshaw, 32, was intercepted at Roseberry St with a reading of 0.174.

He was fined $1200 and will lose his licence for nine months.

Forty-year-old Arnulfo Galindo was convicted and fined $800 and will lose his right to drive after blowing 0.144 on Glenlyon St.

A $650 punishment and six-month loss of licence was the verdict handed down to Joshua Joel Essex who returned a positive alcohol reading of 0.125 on Roseberry St.

John Frino and Ryan David Semmens blew 0.115 but received different sentencing outcomes.

Frino was driving along Hanson Rd when he was intercepted and was ordered to pay $600 and will lose his licence for five months.

Semmens will pay $800 in fines and was disqualified for six months for driving drunk along the Dawson Hwy.

Twenty-four-year-old Beau Wayne Clifford recorded a reading of 0.093 on Blain Dr and will pay $700 in fines along with a six-month loss of licence.

Wayne Brewis, 53, blew the same reading but on Palm Dr and will lose his right to drive for three months and will pay $800.

Harmen Krul, Daniel John Porteous, Jason James Cunningham and Shaun Philip Casey were also all nabbed drink-driving, and were fined and convicted.

Christei Leigh Fraser, 32, recorded the lowest reading of the group at just 0.055.

She was ordered to pay $300 and was suspended from driving for one month.

Topics:  crime, drink driving, gladstone magistrates court, gladstone police




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