Repeat offender caught drink-driving to McDonalds

STACY Maddin was drunk and driving to McDonald's at 1am when Gladstone police stopped her on the Dawson Hwy.

Maddin, 22, and a repeat drink-driver, was driving against court orders that said she must have an Interlock device (breath-test device connected to the ignition) fitted to her vehicle.

Maddin, a labourer, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to driving under the influence (.153 on May 31), driving a vehicle without an Interlock device, obstructing a police officer while adversely affected by alcohol, and driving between 11pm-5am.

Prosecutor Sgt Merrilyn Hoskins said when police stopped her car, Maddin told officers she was going to McDonald's and had had four Vodka cruisers.

"She became argumentative and refused to enter the police vehicle. Officers had to force her into the vehicle," Sgt Hoskins said.

Defence lawyer Kylie Devney said Maddin took a taxi home from a nightclub but the driver would not take her through the McDonald's drive-through.

"She then made a stupid mistake to drive," Ms Devney said.

"She admits she had not understood the gravity of her past offending."

Magistrate Penelope Hay said Maddin had two prior drink-drive offences.

"Ms Maddin you cannot drink and drive. If you don't kill yourself you will kill someone else," she said.

Ms Hay said she would give her one more chance to "get her act together". She released Maddin on supervised probation for six months.

Maddin was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined $500 for obstructing a police officer.



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