Driver five times the limit in crash

GYMPIE man Cameron Michael Dunn was so drunk he couldn't fully remember crashing a car on Sandy Creek Rd, or even why he was driving at all.

Gympie Magistrates Court heard Dunn flipped a car in a ditch around 1.30am on June 22, while driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.241%.

Neither Dunn nor his passenger was injured when police arrived at the scene, after a witness called emergency services.

Dunn was found laying face-down on the ground behind a fence nearby.

The 42-year-old's defence lawyer, Chris Anderson, revealed his client had little recollection of the event and couldn't work out what he was doing behind the wheel.

Mr Anderson said Dunn, a self-confessed alcoholic, had abstained from a drink since being release from jail for previous charges a week prior to his latest court appearance on October 15, despite only being able to find accommodation at a pub - a point Magistrate M Baldwin said was commendable.

Dunn pleaded guilty to one charge of high-range drink driving and was disqualified and placed on 15 months probation.

Gympie Times


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