A DRIVER so intoxicated he thought Easter was in December has been sentenced to probation for 18 months.
Yesterday Gregory Phillip Elliot Wilson appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The court heard how police were alerted to Wilson's driving on Christmas Eve last year, when a concerned motorist described a vehicle "travelling down the wrong side of the road with the head-lights turned off and speeding".
Police intercepted Wilson at Roseberry St about 11pm.
During their conversation with Wilson, he told police he thought it was Easter and believed he was intercepted by a taxi rather than police car.
Wilson told Magistrate Russell Warfield he had taken double his dose of oxycodone that day before having a few drinks.
Police are still waiting for results showing his exact blood-alcohol content reading.
Wilson was disqualified from driving for 10 months.