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AN ACT of gallantry took a turn for the worst for one Gladstone man on Monday.

Sean Christopher O'Neill appeared in Gladstone Magistrate's Court for driving over the legal limit and on a restricted licence.

Police prosecutor Nina Sulzor said on July 14, O'Neill and his girlfriend had had a disagreement at a party in Agnes Water.

His girlfriend stormed out, but not long after phoned O'Neill saying she was being followed by two men in a car.

Despite having consumed more than eight Coronas, O'Neill went to look for her because he feared for her safety.

He discovered his girlfriend a short time later in the company of two police officers, who were the 'two men' who had followed her.

The police officers conducted a random breath test on O'Neill, who blew 0.135.

Magistrate Mark Morrow acknowledged that O'Neil's intentions were good and proper, but imposed an $1100 fine, a recorded conviction, and suspended his licence for five months.



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