Alcohol measuring tool let drink driver down

A DRIVER tired of getting caught and fined for drink driving got a personal device to test himself.

Alas the alcohol measuring tool got it wrong and Peter Grahame Byrne went before Gladstone Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to drink driving (.093) in Tannum Sands at 10am on Sunday, June 28.

Defence lawyer Tracey O'Gorman said Byrne did his own testing because after three prior offences he had learned his lesson.

She said Byrne had been flabbergasted to see how high the reading was after trying to do the right thing.

Magistrate Penelope Hay said it was "a morning after" offence and although he took steps not to drive when over the limit, "unfortunately technology let you down".

Byrne was fined $500 and disqualified for two months.



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