A record number of drink drivers were charged in Gladstone Magistrate's Court last week.
A record number of drink drivers were charged in Gladstone Magistrate's Court last week. Rhianna Bull

18 drivers in court for drink driving

A RECORD number of Gladstone drink-drivers have had their day in court in the past week.

A total of 18 drivers faced the magistrate which resulted in $12,400 being handed down in fines.

Christopher William Tennie topped the list of poor choices after he was caught behind the wheel with a blood-alcohol reading (BAC) of 0.173%.

He was made to pay $1000 and will be left without a licence for nine months.

Kym Maree McLachlan (0149%), John Louise Yasso (0.133%) and Sarah Jayne Hargreaves (0.128%) were next on the list.

These three combined will have to pay $1900 in fines.

Adam Roy Alexander was fined$800 and has had his licence suspended for eight months after being caught on Roseberry St with a reading of 0.127%.

Our roads will be a safer place without Mark Anthony Johns, Francis Dengano Dagg and Patrick Leigh Moore each banned from driving for more than four months.

Johns, 40, recorded a reading of 0.124% on the Dawson Hwy and was fined $600, with 49-year-old Dagg and 28-year-old Moore both blowing 0.12% and each recording a five month suspension and a $600 fine.

More than $200 in fines is what John Belmonte, Dean Andre Pope and Logan Geoffrey Kirkwood will each be paying after being caught with readings of 0.112% and 0.108% for both Pope and Kirkwood.

No one had to pay more, though, than 20-year-old Ay Jae Thorburn, who was caught on Glenlyon Rd with a reading of 0.106%.

He was made to pay $1600 and will be unable to drive for five months.

Steven Sebastian Mathews (0.094%), Darryl Stewart (0.084%) and Justin Mark Sheehan (0.081%) will be facing Christmas with lighter wallets and without a licence after being intercepted.

Three months suspension was given to Mathews and Stewart, with Sheehan forced to accept just two.

Sudhirkumar Ashokkumar Chaudhari and Dennis Roy Kretsch complete the wrap up of open drivers who have been caught, with the pair facing one and three month suspensions for their readings of 0.051 and 0.047.

A rude shock for P-plater Krue Scot Darley after the 19-year-old was caught over the legal limit, at 0.07% on Glenlyon St.

Darley was fined $500 and be off the road for one month.



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