Pig excuse does not wash with drink driver fined $1000

THE excuse that he swerved to miss a pig wasn't much help for a high-range drink-driver who was handed a hefty penalty in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday, March 4.

Anthony John Ramm pleaded guilty to one charge of driving under the influence.

The court heard that on Sunday, December 30, Calliope police responded to a single-vehicle accident at Ambrose.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Sean Franklin said the driver appeared to have lost control of a vehicle and hit a tree.

When breathalysed at the scene, the driver returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.159.

The defendant's lawyer, Brad Krebs, said his client had been driving a short distance after drinking at the Ragland Tavern.

He said his client recognised he should not have been driving and had already suffered substantial financial loss in the wake of the incident.

A conviction was recorded and Ramm was fined $1000 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for six months.



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