Magistrate drives boozy V8 P-plater off road for 9 months

A BOOZY, P-plated drink-driver, who was three times the legal limit and caught behind the wheel of a powerful V8 that he was not permitted to drive, has been fined $1750 for his errant ways.

Zack Nevin is also going nowhere - booted off the road for nine months.

Nevin, 20, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to drink driving - an alcohol reading of 0.154 on Bryan Jordan Dr on October 31 - making unnecessary noise in his V8 Commodore ute on Central La, being under 25 and a provisional driver who drove a high-powered vehicle, and driving at 2.30am, which was outside his exemption-to-drive hours.

Police prosecutor Gavin Reece said Nevin was on a P-2 licence when stopped by police.

He said the offences happened a day after Nevin was issued a drivers certificate of exemption with an 11pm to 5am curfew.

Mr Reece said Nevin was stopped by police for an RBT and then warned twice to give a breath test.

At the time his eyes were bloodshot, his speech slurred and he had argued with officers.

However, Nevin told police he drank just one beer and could not explain the high alcohol reading.

Mr Reece said police also saw Nevin making excessive noise that night when he did a U-turn and accelerated rapidly, the loud noise clearly heard above the sound of the police radio and air-conditioning.

"I was stupid that night. I'm aware what I did was wrong," Nevin told magistrate Mark Morrow.

"I'm stuck for a bit now. I've only got myself to blame."

Mr Morrow said he needed to get a car that was not high powered.

"It's on the market now. It only attracts police," Nevin said.

"I'll buy a four-wheel drive next time."

Mr Morrow fined Nevin $1750 and disqualified him for nine months.

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