DRINK DRIVE: A Gladstone woman was caught drink driving after not offending for 21 years.
DRINK DRIVE: A Gladstone woman was caught drink driving after not offending for 21 years.

Drink driver breaks two decade good behaviour streak

A GLADSTONE woman fronted court for the first time in 21 years after she was caught drink driving.

Christine Pamela Choate, 53, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to drink driving.

Choate was intercepted by police for a breath test on September 6 at 6.45am.

She told police she had drank two bottles of an alcoholic beverage earlier before her blood-alcohol content reading came back as .080.

Defence lawyer Bianca Wierland said Choate previous had issues with alcohol but had since stopped drinking all together.

She said Choate was remorseful and pointed out this was her first offence since 1999.

Choate was convicted and fined $700 and disqualified from driving for one month.

Read more drink drivers:

Learner’s mistake gives away drink-driver

Gladstone P-plater’s ‘gross error’

Drink driver found rolling around next to running car



Long disqualification for drug driver

Premium Content Long disqualification for drug driver

Joshua Wentworth Eyre had a history of similar offending.

Send in your questions for the Gladstone candidates

Send in your questions for the Gladstone candidates

FREE STORY: There has never been a more important time to make your voice count and...

‘Just stop it’: Butcher hits back at internet trolls

Premium Content ‘Just stop it’: Butcher hits back at internet trolls

Glenn Butcher has issued a stern reply to those who recently targeted his family...