LISTEN: Gladstone woman blows over three times legal limit

Police say some people just aren't getting the message about drink driving.

Gladstone Sergeant Royce Devlin said publicly naming those found guilty of drinking driving was useful, because it kept the issue in the forefront of peoples' minds, reminding them that police are on the roads breath testing drivers.

"If you get caught, your name is going to end up in the paper and everyone will know," Sgt Devlin said. "There are significant consequences of drink driving. You could lose your licence, you could lose your job, and you could seriously injure yourself or someone else.

"If your judgement is impaired by drink driving you could even end up being responsible for someone else's death.

"It's not worth the risk. Get a mate to drive you home."

Five of Gladstone's most recent drink drivers have paid the price for their actions with some hefty fines of up to $1100.

Including a 25-year-old Rachael Sekulich who blew over three times the legal limit during a random breath test.

Pulled over along Gretel Dr, she returned a reading of 0.159% and not only was she disqualified from driving for 6 months but placed on probation for 9 months.

Toni Barkle was pulled over along Goondoon St and returned a reading of 0.088%. The 44-year-old was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for four months.

Suny Platen was fined $1100 after returning a reading of 0.082%. The 24-year-old's marine license was disqualified for 12 months.

A 26-year-old Jacob Campbell was fined $500 after returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.063%. He was pulled over along the Bruce Hwy in Benaraby and disqualified from driving for three months.

Ian Dougan was intercepted in Lord St when he returned a reading of 0.041%. The 32-year-old was fined $900 and disqualified from driving for three months.



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