Do not drive under the influence of alcohol
Do not drive under the influence of alcohol

Drink-driver makes passionate statement in court

A man moments away from a drink-driving conviction read a passionate statement to a Gladstone acting magistrate on Monday.

Kieran James Barber, 31, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to drink-driving before Acting Magistrate John Milburn.

On December 19 last year, police intercepted Barber driving on Malvern Ave at Tieri.

Barber returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.054.

Police prosecutor Carl Spargo said Barber was cooperative with police throughout the duration of the incident and had no relevant history of a like nature in the past five years.

When Mr Milburn asked Barber if he had anything to say in regards to penalty or personal history, Barber read a brief statement to the court.

“I have a young son and feel very strongly about the effects of drink-driving,” Barber said at the end of his statement.

Mr Milburn fined Barber $350 and disqualified him from driving for one month.

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Man’s hunt for birthday party lollies ends in court

Man’s thirst for more drinks lands him in court

Man blows nearly three times over limit



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