Drink drivers rack up fines in court

SEVEN drink drivers were convicted in Gladstone Magistrates Court last week with a total of $4350 in fine money racked up.

Justin Paul Nightingale copped a $1000 fine after police recorded a 0.17 blood alcohol reading, the highest on the list.

The 38-year-old was caught on the Dawson Hwy in Calliope and he was convicted.

Another 38-year-old man recorded a high reading of 0.156.

Steven Glassie Daniel was disqualified from driving for eight months and was handed a $1000 fine when he was caught on Lord St in Gladstone.

Daniel was also convicted.

Katrina Tee Appo was disqualified for three months after being pulled over at Dixon Dr in Gladstone.

The 19-year-old recorded a reading of 0.02 and was charged $350 with a conviction recorded.

A 25-year-old woman was charged $400 after being pulled over by police at Hampton Dr, Tannum Sands.

Tara Michelle Valencius was banned from driving for one month due to her blood alcohol reading of 0.079.

Her conviction was recorded.

Martin James Wayte was also disqualified from driving for a month when he was breath tested at Waterways, Gladstone Marina.

The 32-year-old was not fined but convicted for recording 0.053.

A 53-year-old man was given a $500 fine and disqualified from driving for three months when he was stopped on Tannum Sands Rd.

Shane Rodney McMahon recorded a reading of 0.097 and he was convicted in court.

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