A MAN so drunk he fell out of his car when police approached him, has been fined more than $6000.
Shane David Casey appeared in Gladstone Magistrate Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.
The court heard police were called to the scene of a traffic accident on Penda Ave at 4.15am on April 14.
A number of witnesses told police a ute had crashed into two parked cars before slowly trying to drive away from the scene with sparks flying from one of the wheels.
While searching surrounding streets police were flagged down by pedestrians on Katrina Blvd, who pointed them toward a white ute attempting to reverse out of a nearby driveway.
The ute was significantly damaged to the front and side and also had a deflated tyre hanging off its rim.
When police approached Casey, the driver and sole occupant, he fell out of his vehicle.
The court heard he could "barely stand" and had to be propped up by officers.
Casey was taken to Gladstone police station where testing revealed a blood- alcohol reading of .249.
Magistrate Russell Warfield disqualified Casey's drivers licence for 21 months and fined him $2000.
He was also ordered to pay $4325 restitution.