Drink drivers face hefty fines

DUNCAN Storr pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to drink driving.

Police Prosecutor Constable Sean Franklin told the court police intercepted Storr at 10am on March 13 on Pacific Avenue at Tannum Sands.

The defendant had a blood alcohol reading of 0.099 and he told police he had been drinking until 3am the night before.

Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Storr $700 or nine days in jail.

He was disqualified from driving for three months and had a conviction recorded.

Nicholas Zane Frost also pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to drink driving.

Frost was pulled over by police at 11.50pm on April 9 after a few drinks at the Port Curtis Hotel.

Defence Barrister David Murray said his client accepted the facts and was driving for convenience to meet someone socially.

“My client is 28-years-old and has a history of careless offences but is a decent young man,” he said.

Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Frost $800 or 11 days in jail, disqualified him from driving for five months and recorded a conviction.

“You were more than double the legal limit,” he said.

Graham Brown also pleaded guilty to drink driving and applied for a work license.

He was pulled over at 5pm on March 26 and had a blood alcohol level of 0.113.

He was fined $800 or 10 days jail, disqualified from driving for 10 months and had a conviction recorded.

His work license was granted Monday to Saturday 5.30am to 6.30pm and he must keep a log book.



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