Gympie's worst drink drivers of the past year have been named and shamed again.
Gympie's worst drink drivers of the past year have been named and shamed again.

Drink driver wished he had left two minutes earlier

A Gladstone man told police if he had left two minutes earlier he wouldn’t have been caught drink driving.

Grant Thomas McAllan, 35 pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to drink driving.

On July 18 at 10am McAllan was intercepted on Cremorne Dr in Tannum Sands with a defective light.

McAllan told police he had been drinking all afternoon and knew he’d return a positive reading.

He smelt of liquor and was visibly sweating and nervous.

McAllan said he had drunk 12 Great Northern stubbies and three glasses of rum, the last drink at 1.55am. He returned a blood-alcohol reading of .075.

He told police if he had left two minutes earlier he wouldn’t have been caught.

Defence lawyer Bianca Wierland said the crane driver was driving from a place two streets away from home and had made a “stupid decision.”

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

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