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Drink-driver more than three times over limit

SIX more drivers guilty of putting others at risk were dealt with in the Gladstone Magistrates Court last week.

Only one of the six was less than double the legal limit. Some heavy punishments were handed out as a result.

James Frederick Dockery, 33, was convicted and fined $800, after he returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration reading of 0.111% on the Bruce Hwy at Calliope.

Dockery was disqualified from driving for eight months.

Dean Clifton Mitchell, 20, was convicted and fined $700, after he recorded a BAC reading of 0.14% on the Dawson Hwy at Gladstone.

He was also disqualified from driving for two years.

Hayden J Eslick, 33, was convicted but escaped a fine, after returning a BAC reading of 0.114% on Hampton Dr, Tannum Sands.

Eslick was disqualified from driving for six months.

Sarah Anne Gilmour, 28, was convicted, but also avoided a fine, after she returned a BAC reading of 0.116% on the Dawson Hwy, Calliope.

She was disqualified from driving for two months.

Dale Anthony West, 24, was convicted and fined $1000 after he returned a BAC reading of more than three times the legal limit.

West recorded a BAC of 0.166% on the Dawson Hwy at Gladstone and was disqualified from driving for nine months.

Kelly Lewis Searston, 24, was convicted and fined $500 after returning a BAC reading of 0.081% on the Dawson Hwy at Gladstone.

Searston was also disqualified for three months.

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