Erratic driver blows .07

A WOMAN driving erratically on the Dawson Highway appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on a drink driving charge.

Peta-Maree Sandra Stevens pleaded guilty to blood alcohol reading of 0.074.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Mick O’Rourke said police were doing patrols of the Dawson Highway at 10.30pm on May 27 when they noticed a car changing lanes erratically.

The defendant smelt of alcohol and was found to be over the limit.

Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Stevens $470 or six days in jail, recorded a conviction and disqualified her from driving for two months.

 A MAN pulled over for an RBT ended up in Gladstone Magistrates Court on a drugs charge.

Thomas Eli Rushworth was a passenger in a car pulled over at 7pm on May 8 in Bell Street.

The driver gave police permission to search his car and in the glove box they found a clip seal bag of cannabis weighing 7.8 grams.

Twenty-seven-year-old Rushworth admitted the drug belonged to him.

The deckhand was due to appear in court on June 18 but failed to appear.

Rushworth, who had no previous convictions, was ordered to undergo drug diversion, placed on a good behaviour bond for four months or if found in default pay $150.



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