'I am just that stupid' drunk drug driver tells police

A HAZE of smoke filled Tank St as a Gladstone man lost control of his car and swerved onto the other side of the road.

When police pulled over the blue Holden Monaro just before midnight on May 17, they could not only smell alcohol on Nicholas Aiden Michael Channells' breath, but cannabis too.

"You got me, I am just that stupid," Channells later told police at the watch house.

The 26-year-old recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.125% and admitted to using cannabis, which he claimed was for pain relief.

Channells was remorseful to police.

He appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday pleading guilty to the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving over the middle alcohol limit, possessing utensils for use and possessing dangerous drugs.

Magistrate Russell Warfield told Channells he should be ashamed of himself.

He was fined $2750 and disqualified from driving for 18 months with a conviction recorded.



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